Record Details

NHER Number:470
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe, Colman Road


In 1973 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found during the construction of a new bus layby at this location.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2070 0834
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

1973. Stray Find.
Found under road kerb line, during construction of new bus layby:
1 prehistoric chipped flint axe. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1973.310).
Information from (S1).
This object was initially identified as Neolithic (and is recorded as such in the museum's records) but was subsequently recognised as a Palaeolithic handaxe. It is listed as a handaxe in (S2) and is also noted in (S3) and (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1973. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1973. No 20. p 11.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Wessex Archaeology. 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). W&Y-4, No.15.
<S4>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22637.

Related records

Site 1155Parent of: Colman Road (Monument)

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