Record Details

NHER Number:2875
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint working site

Summary

Over 1500 waste flakes of three different types and at least twenty four scrapers were found at this spot. The number of waste flakes recovered suggests that this is a prehistoric flint working site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 999 138
Map Sheet:TF91SE
Parish:DEREHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Over 1500 waste flakes and some two dozen scrapers found by [1]. Three types of waste flakes:
A) Heavy white patina, 90 degree striking angle, small triangular striking platform, long shallow un rippled blade scars.
B) Very lightly patinated, 90 degree striking angle, 'Gull wing' shaped striking platform (small), shallow heavily rippled flake
scars.
C) Unpatinated 45 degree striking angle, large triangular striking platforms, deeper moderately rippled flake scars.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 91 SE 22.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Dereham (East).

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