Record Details

NHER Number:2094
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead, prehistoric flint piercer.


A Neolithic chipped and polished axehead was found in 1974, and a late prehistoric flint piercer found in 2008.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9610 3790
Map Sheet:TF93NE

Full description

1974. Stray Find.
Found on surface of field during NAU fieldwork:
Fragment of Neolithic chipped flint waisted axe with edge polish. See drawing (S1).
Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1974.324).
Information from (S2). This discovery was reported in (S3) and is also noted in (S4), in which the drawing is also reproduced.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 February 2018.

Before 21 February 2008. Area extended, previous findspot saved [1].
Chance find of a late prehistoric flint piercer.
See PAR description in file.
E. Darch (NLA) 16 June 2008.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • AWL (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 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: Healey, F. 1974. Drawing of a Neolithic partially-polished flint axehead. Film. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hindrimgham.
<S3>Serial: 1974. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1974. No 21. p 4.
<S4>Thesis: Healy, F. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk. pp 237-238.

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