Record Details

NHER Number:6501
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic or later quartzite pebble mace

Summary

A prehistoric perforated quartzite pebble mace was found here in 1947. These objects are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 0858 3613
Map Sheet:TG03NE
Parish:EDGEFIELD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1947. Stray Find.
Found in topsoil of gravel pit:
1 prehistoric perforated stone macehead (circular). Non calcareous, fairly rough quartzite grit (Larwood). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1947.100). Information from (S1).

This object is listed as potentially Mesolithic in (S2) and (S3). It should however be noted that objects of this type are generally not seen as closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric context.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 1 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PEBBLE MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 03 NE 4; TG 03 SE 2.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Edgefield.
<S2>Article in Serial: Rankine, W. F. 1951. Quartzite pebble maceheads with hour-glass perforation, their distribution in England. Archaeological Newsletter. Vol 4 No 4 pp 53-55.
<S3>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 205.

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