Record Details

NHER Number:1713
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic or later pebble macehead

Summary

Prehistoric stone macehead with hour-glass perforation, found in 1962. These items are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 791 300
Map Sheet:TF73SE
Parish:HOUGHTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1962. Stray Find.
Prehistoric stone macehead with hour-glass perforation. Now held by King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1962.67). Information from (S1) and (S2). Discovery also reported in (S3). This find is identified as a pebble macehead in (S4) (where its provenance is incorrectly listed as Houghton St Giles). It should be noted that these items are not considered closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
E. Rose (NAU) 30 January 1981. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 December 2013.

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. TF 72 NE 22; TF 93 NW 41.
---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. Houghton.
<S2>Map: King's Lynn Museum. KLM 6 inch Record Map.
<S3>Serial: 1962. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1962. No 9. p 4.
<S4>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 204.

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