Record Details

NHER Number:23617
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic/Early Neolithic worked flints and burnt flint scatter


Fieldwalking undertaken as part of the Fenland Project identified a scatter of burnt flints. Three worked flints of possible Mesolithic or Early Neolithic date were also recovered in this field.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6638 1306
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

6 March 1987. Fenland Project fieldwalking.
Field south of Mill Fen Drain. Weathered and rolled ploughsoil.

Site WGY BC (Context 1).
General scatter of worked flints. This small assemblage comprised 1 flake, 1 small blade and 1 serrated blade; these all potentially Mesolithic or Early Neolithic.

Site WGY 16 (TF 6665 1300; Context 2)
On both arms of roddon spreading across intervening hollow. Abundant spread of 'pot boilers' but no worked flint. Maximum dimensions 71m N/S x 38m E/W.

Finds in NCM. For further details see project archive (S1) and final publication (S2).
R. Silvester (NAU), 23 March 1987.

October 2007. ALSF NHER Enhancement Sub-Unit D.
WGY 16.
Interpreted as a pot boiler site.
Information from (S2).
M. Dennis (NLA), 1 October 2007.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND? (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)
  • SERRATED BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC? to 3001 BC?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.
<S2>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45. p 144.

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