Record Details

NHER Number:21261
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic handaxe, Nar Valley (Narford, poorly located)


A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found somewhere in the Nar Valley near Narford some time before 1981.

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Full description

Pre 1981. Stray Find.
1 Palaeolithic handaxe. Writing on artefact reads 'Nar Valley, Narford, Norfolk'.
Nothing known of the precise locality or circumstances of discovery.
Cordate handaxe 13.5cm long, rolled and stained.
J.J. Wymer (NAU) 1 March 1985.
Information from (S1).
This object is described on (S2) and in (S3). It is also listed in (S4) and (S5).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2013.

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)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Narford.
<S3>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 45.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. N&W-2, No. 2.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23063.

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