Record Details

NHER Number:31484
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period prehistoric worked flints

Summary

Fieldwalking in 1995 recovered some 339 worked flints, including a ?Mesolithic pick; an Early Neolithic leaf arrowhead and possible laurel leaves; Neolithic axehead roughouts and at least one Late Neolithic/Early Bronze plano convex knife. The bulk of the assemblage was however not closely datable, although it was noted that some of the fresher pieces could potentially be a recent as Early Iron Age.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 03 34
Map Sheet:TG03SW
Parish:BRININGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

April/May 1995. Fieldwalking.
166 undatable prehistoric flint flakes, 8 cores, 4 core trimming flakes, 63 scrapers (including 20 end scrapers), 14 flake knives, 7 notched pieces, 12 piercers, strike-a-light and 34 miscellaneous retouched flakes.
1 ?Mesolithic flint pick.
2 Early Neolithic ?unfinished laurel leaves and 1 leaf arrowhead.
5 ?Late Neolithic discoidal (Levalloisoidal) cores and 3 flakes possibly struck from such cores.
2 Neolithic flint axe roughouts.
1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age plano-convex knife and 1 ?plano-convex knife.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), who noted that while much of the material was not closely datable, some of the fresher flakes, notched pieces and piercers could be as recent as Early Iron Age.
See list and notes in file. These discoveries were reported in (S1).
A.Rogerson (NLA) 26 August 1995. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 1 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2350 BC? to 401 BC?)

Associated Finds

  • BORER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • END SCRAPER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • END SCRAPER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • KNIFE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • NOTCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • STRIKE A LIGHT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • PICK (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LAUREL LEAF? (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • LEVALLOIS CORE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEVALLOIS FLAKE (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PLANO CONVEX KNIFE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • PLANO CONVEX KNIFE? (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2350 BC? to 401 BC?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 1996. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 387-396. p 387.

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