Record Details

NHER Number:30418
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic and Neolithic worked flints and Roman to post-medieval finds

Summary

Fieldwalking here in 1993 recovered over 170 worked flints. These included several Mesolithic blades cores and over 50 blades, many of which had been snapped as part of the production of microliths. A range of Neolithic pieces, including several leaf-shaped points were also recovered. This work recovered only limited evidence for subsequent activity, although it appears that at least some Roman and later finds were found.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 6958 3270
Map Sheet:TF63SE
Parish:INGOLDISTHORPE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1993. Fieldwalking.
Two fields on north-facing slope of the valley of the River Ingol examined as part of wider survey aimed at determining the extent of the medieval settlement east of the church. A total of 175 worked flints were recovered, mostly waste. More diagmostic pieces included:
53 Mesolithic blades/blade fragments (many snapped in the process of producing microliths) and 3 micro-blade cores. These finds were concentrated in two small areas (approximately TF 6962 3269 and TF 6967 3267).
3 Early Neolithic leaf-shaped 'points' (presumably arrowheads).
1 Neolithic broken polished axehead, 2 awls, 2 knives and 1 scraper.
Apparently this work also recovered a background scatter of material (presumably pottery), indicating "occasional cultivation from Romano-British times and more regular cultivation from c. 1700 AD onwards".
Information from (S1), in which a Mesolithic micro-blade core and three bladelets are illustrated. See also finder's map (S2) and photocopies of selected Mesolithic and Neolithic artefact (S3) (S4) in file. These discoveries were reported in (S5).
E. Rose (NLA), 21 February 1994. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 December 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DEBITAGE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • AWL (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Smallwood, J. 1995. Postglacial Hunter-Gatherers. A review of the evidence for their presence in north-west Norfolk. The Annual. The Bulletin of the Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group. No 4 pp 9-17.
<S2>Map: Finder's Map..
<S3>Photograph: 1993. Photocopy of Mesolithic flint micro-blade cores and bladelets from Ingoldisthorpe.
<S4>Photograph: 1993. Photocopy of selected Neolithic worked flints from Ingoldisthorpe.
<S5>Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1995. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1994. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 221-229. p 221.

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