Record Details

NHER Number:4954
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Flint scrapers of possible Mesolithic date


Four flint scrapers were found somewhere in Cranwich between 1914 and 1916. These were recorded as being Mesolithic, although whether this is correct is unclear.

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Between 1914 and 1916. ?Stray Finds.
The Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society record that several prehistoric scrapers were found in Cranwich parish between 1914 and 1916. These are listed in (S1) as follows:

i) Two crescentic 'shaft scrapers', one with ridged shank 5.3cm by 4.5cm (2.1 inches by 1.8 inches).

Ii) One large scraper of unusual form consisting of a badly ridged square ended tang expanding into a triangle with blunt bevelled edge 12.9cm by 8.1cm (5.1 inches x 3.2 inches) about 1916. (S2), CUMAE. , Une piece e' tranglee et une en Y.

(iii) Scraper (S3).

P. Watkins (HES), 1 May 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)

Associated Finds

  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)

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Sources and further reading

---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 - Mesolithic.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1915. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Collection. Vol XIX, p 95. p 99.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1909. Appendix II. Purchases by the curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology with grants from the Council. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. Vol XIV (New Series Vol VIII) pp 59-62. p 60.

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