Record Details

NHER Number:35045
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


In 1997 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found in a spoil heap behind the Dog and Partridge Public House.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9264 9078
Map Sheet:TL99SW

Full description

1997. Stray find.
Found behind Dog and Partridge Public House, East Wretham, in contractors spoil, so uncertain provenance:
1 Palaeolithic pointed flint handaxe with slightly asymmetrical butt and markedly plano-convex section. See drawing (S1).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see full description in file. This object is also noted on (S2).
K. Sussams (NCM) 31 December 1997. Ammended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 April 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>Illustration: Robins, P. 1997. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Wretham. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Wretham (West Wretham).

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