Record Details

NHER Number:6888
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric and Neolithic flint finds

Summary

A large Neolithic polished flint axehead and part of a Neolithic chipped axehead were found on the surface in the 1950s. Tiny fragments of pot boilers have also been noted.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3085 3215
Map Sheet:TG33SW
Parish:PASTON, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Found in about 1955 on field surface.
Large polished flint axe and butt end of chipped flint axe with high points polished, found on surface about a year apart (S1).
Drawn T. McClough (NCM) 1971.
Information from NCM card.

This spot cut through by sewer pipe August 1978.
Topsoil clearance watched by A. J. Lawson (NAU).
Definite darkening of soil at this point, but this may be of recent date as many small brick fragments also found. Tiny fragments of pot boilers all along this stretch.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Undated)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1971. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1971. No 18. p 9.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Paston.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Clough, T.. 1971. Drawing of two Neolithic flaked flint axeheads.. Card. 1:1.

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