Record Details

NHER Number:39526
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe and undatable prehistoric worked flints

Summary

Fieldwalking in 2002 recovered a Lower Palaeolithic handaxe and several other prehistoric flint implements, including a core, a retouched flake and a knife.

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Location

Grid Reference:TM 13607 81664
Map Sheet:TM18SW
Parish:DISS, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

October 2002. Fieldwalking.
Several worked flints recovered:
1 Lower Palaeolithic pointed handaxe. Lightly rolled. See drawing (S1).
1 undatable prehistoric knife, 1 core/scraper, 1 retouched flake and 1 flake.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see descriptions in file.
These discoveries were noted in (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 15 July 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • KNIFE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P. 2002. Drawing of a Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Diss. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2003. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk in 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 563-573. p 564.

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