Record Details

NHER Number:5159
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric worked flints and other finds

Summary

Fieldwalking recovered a wide range of objects dating from the Palaeolithic to the Beaker period. This wide spread scatter included a possible fired clay Beaker period spindle whorl, worked and burnt prehistoric flints, a bone tool spatula and fragments of prehistoric pottery.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 69 92
Map Sheet:TL69SE
Parish:FELTWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1973. Stray Find.
Several flints found at TL 6935 9215 (Context 2) by [2]. References given are to the finder's collection numbers.
1 Neolithic leaf shaped arrowhead.
2 flake knives (Nos 15 and 172).
These finds are also listed in (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 October 2013.

1974. Stray Find.
Various objects recovered by [2]. Mostly general scatter (Context 1), though some from area of Context 2. Finds included a Beaker rusticated jar sherd, with six rows of very even rustications (one of a scatter). Also various worked flints (references given are the finder's collection numbers):
1 spokeshave (reworked flake) (No. 9).
1 Neolithic hollow-based arrowhead (No. 24).
2 Neolithic leaf arrowheads (Nos 178 and 193).
1 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowhead (No. 27).
1 sandstone quern.
1 notched flake (No. 65).
2 knives; 1 'slug knife' (No. 153) and 1 two-edged knife (No 172).
2 fabricators (Nos 154 and 221).
1 serrated flake (No 220).
1 pebble macehead (No. 33) (S5). These objects are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
Objects identified by E. Green (NCM). The majority of these finds are also listed in (S1).

Some years ater this material was reported the finder's complete collection was examined by F. Healy as part of her research on pre-Iron Age activity in the Wissey Embayment. A large collection of material was recorded as having been found in either this field or that to the east (NHER 17193). These finds are recovered seperately as NHER 59668, although it should be noted that some of these objects are those recorded above.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 October 2013.

1977 to 1978.
Beaker sherds, flint, spindle whorl (S3), clay object found and unadted bone spatula (S4).

1988. Fenland fieldwalking.
Pot boilers and flints found.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).

Pre 1991. Fieldwalking.
Various worked flints recovered by [1]. References are to the finder's collection numbers.
From Context 2:
1 large flake from blade core. Signs of battering and use on distal end and right edge. Possible Upper Palaeolithic or Mesolithic origin.
1 patined flake with recent retouch on right edge.
From Context 6:
1 scraper (Coll. No. 240).
From Context 7:
1 battered, retouched thick tabular flake.
1 retouched flake.
3 scrapers.
1 long narrow flake with extensive bifacial retouch after removal of bulbar end. Thick white patination.
From Context 8:
1 leaf arrowhead (Coll. No. 268). Long, patinated, broken at both ends.
1 thick blade with heavily battered right edge and heavy retouch/use damage on left. ?Fabricator.
All flints identified by P. Robins (NCM).
W. Milligan (NCM) 16 January 1992. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 October 2013.

Further flints from this field were identified during a more recent examination of this finder's collection (?now held by the Norwich Castle Musem).
1 Early Neolithic leaf arrowhead (TL 6935 9200; Coll. No. 466).
3 Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowheads (TL 6940 9195; Coll. No. 462; TL 6940 9190; Coll. No. 463; TL 6932 919; Coll. No. 463). All Green's Sutton type.
1 ? Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age triangular knife (TL 6930 9200; Coll. No. 465).
See file for full descriptions and sketches by P. Robins (NCM). It is not clear when these additional objects were recovered.

See NHER 59668 for details of additional worked flints that were found by the same finder either in this field or that to the east (NHER 17193).
P. Watkins (HES), 21 October 2013.

25 March 1994.
Context 4
Flint flakes (Early Neolithic).
Prehistoric potsherds.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 February 2001.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic - 40000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 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 (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • QUERN (Undated)
  • FABRICATOR (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FABRICATOR? (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • NOTCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • QUERN (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SERRATED IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SERRATED IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SPOKESHAVE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic - 40000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • PEBBLE MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • HOLLOW BASED ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PERFORATED OBJECT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • KNIFE (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • KNIFE (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • PERFORATED OBJECT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • PERFORATED OBJECT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • SPOON (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. FWL 195. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. FWL 196. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. FWL 197. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. FWL 198. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. FWL FI. FENS.
---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Feltwell.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Thesis: Healy, F.. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk. p 181.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S3>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1977. Drawing of a Beaker period spindle whorl.. Card. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1977. Drawing of an Undatable bone spatula.. Card. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Derbyshire, D. 1977. Drawing of a Neolithic perforated object.. Paper. 1:1.

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