Record Details

NHER Number:6314
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Palaeolithic handaxe

Summary

A possible Palaeolithic handaxe has been found in cliff deposits at the base of Beeston Hill. The exact location of its discovery is uncertain.

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Location

Parish:SHERINGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Deposits at foot of Beeston Hill.
Small implement of Rostrate handaxe form. Early Chellian. From basal gravel of Cromer Forest Bed. Found in situ.
(S1). Now held by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1963.12, ex Ipswich Museum).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 10001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 40001 BC?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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 - Miscellaneous Prehistoric.
<S1>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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