Record Details

NHER Number:29257
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint tools and possible post medieval gunflint

Summary

A Beaker barbed-and-tanged flint arrowhead was found in 1992. Fieldwalking in 2007 recovered more prehistoric flints and a possible post-medieval gunflint. Fieldwalking in 2008 and 2010 recovered Early Neolithic worked flint including a core, flakes, a scraper and bladelet.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 97 16
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:GRESSENHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

October 1992. Surface find while metal-detecting.
Barbed-and-tanged arrowhead in grey flint. Point, one barb missing.
Information from [1].
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 October 1992.

NGR corrected from original TF 9736 1679.
M. Horlock (NLA), 28 March 2003.

2006 and before mid March 2007. Fieldwalking.
Site extended to whole field, previous findspot marked [2].
Late Mesolithic single-platform blade core
Late prehistoric flake core fragment
Four scrapers (three end scrapers and one on snapped primary flake), all probably Bronze Age
Fourteen flakes likely to be of mixed date
Possible gunflint.
See full descriptions in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 April 2007. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 July 2013.

February 2008 and March 2010. Fieldwalking.
Early Neolithic worked flints.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 25 February 2011.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Mesolithic - 7000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE CORE (Late Mesolithic - 7000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • CORE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • CORE (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • END SCRAPER (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • GUNFLINT? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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