Record Details

NHER Number:8402
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxes, Horsey beach

Summary

A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on this part of the beach in 1972. A second handaxe was found in roughly the same location in 2009.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 45 24
Map Sheet:TG42SE
Parish:HORSEY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1972. Stray Find.
Picked up on beach by [1] at approximately [2]:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. Dark brown flint with black patina. Not rolled, but damaged along edge. Possibly from off-shore peat? See sketch (S1). Information from (S2).
First reported in (S3) and described in (S4) as a rolled cordate handaxe, Wymer Type J e/v, 11cm long. Also noted on (S5) and in (S6), (S7) and (S8) although no additonal information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2014.

2009. Stray Find.
Found on beach at approximately [3]:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. See drawing (S9).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description and map in file.
E. Darch, (NLA), 19 August 2009. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Clough, T. 1972. Sketch of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Horsey. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Serial: 1972. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1972. No 19. p 5.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 36.
<S5>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Horsey (No 1).
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. p 50.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22552.
<S8>Illustration: Robins, P. 2009. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Horsey. Paper. 1:1.
<S9>Article in Serial: Robins, P., Wymer, J. J. and Parfitt, S. 2008. Handaxe Finds on the Norfolk Beaches. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt III pp 412-415. p 415.

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