Record Details

NHER Number:39259
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric and Roman finds

Summary

Metal-detecting in 2002 and 2005 recovered a Mesolithic to Early Neolithic flint blade core; undatable prehistoric flint flakes and several extremely large fragments of Roman amphora pottery (one fragment weighed over 1.5kg).

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 93 38
Map Sheet:TF93NW
Parish:WALSINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October-November 2002. Metal-detecting.
Within area of cropmarks (NHER 13019):
1 Roman pottery sherd. Truly massive sherd of Roman amphora, hard reduced with pink surfaces (weighing 1.544kg, measuring maximum 260 x maximum 200mm, average 18mm thick).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 16 December 2002.

February-March 2005. Metal-detecting.
Found in middle of field:
1 Mesolithic or Early Neolithic flint blade core.
6 undatable prehistoric blade-like flint flakes, 1 retouched/utilised flake and 14 unmodified flakes.
3 Roman pottery sherds (additional large amphora sherds).
Flints identified by P. Robins (NCM) and pottery by A. Rogerson (NLA). See list and descriptions in file. These discoveries were reported in (S1).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 17 March 2005. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE? (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE CORE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • AMPHORA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Article in serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2006. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk in 2005. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 112-123. p 113.

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