Record Details

NHER Number:9237
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic to Beaker period flint working site

Summary

Ploughing on this site revealed a possible Neolithic flint pit. Subsequently flint working debris and worked flints including axes, scrapers, knifes arrowheads, flakes cores and other debitage have been found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1472 0954
Map Sheet:TG10NW
Parish:EASTON, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1934. West of Hangings Plantation 15 to 30m (50 to 100 feet) OD.
Flint mine industry - ploughed out? flint pit.

1934. Found opposite Great Melton site by [1].
Polished axes rechipped. Exhibited at the Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia on 6 December 1934.

From same site 'field west of plantation'. Marked as Cissbury site by W. G. Clarke.
Also brown scraper and scraper and knives.

H. H. Hall's site 29.
[2] had barbed and tanged flint arrowheads, leaf shaped arrowheads, discoidal polished knife 7cm (2 3/4 inches) long (seen by R. R. Clarke in 1936) and end of chipped polished knife.
Illustrated in (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

23 July 1955.
Chipped axe found.
Information from (S2).

1979.
Coarse flint working debris found here by F. Healy (NAU).

Autumn 1979. Finder's site 135b.
Thirty six flakes.
Three cores.
Three scrapers.
One flaked adze.
A. J. Lawson (NAU), 10 September 1980.

W. G. Clarke made his finds in 1911.
Information from (S3).
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 10 July 1990.

Monument Types

  • FLINT MINE (Early Neolithic to Beaker - 4000 BC to 1700 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Early Neolithic to Beaker - 4000 BC to 1700 BC)
  • PIT (Early Neolithic to Beaker - 4000 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • ADZE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • DEBITAGE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • DISCOIDAL KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: 1912. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol I Pt II (for 1910-11 and 1911-12) pp 233-241. pp 240-241.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Easton.
<S1>Article in Serial: De Caux, H. 1942. A Prehistoric Site in the Yare Valley. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVIII Pt I pp 71-75. pp 73-74.
<S2>Map: NCM. NCM Record Map.
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 10 NW 2.

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