Record Details

NHER Number:8343
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Late Upper Palaeolithic flint blade core


At some time prior to 1944 a Late Upper Palaeolithic flint blade core was recovered from a boulder clay deposit exposed on the cliffs near Happisburgh.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4082 2935
Map Sheet:TG42NW

Full description

Pre 1944. Stray Find.
Found by D. Baden-Powell 1ft [30cm] down in top boulder clay 700 yards [640m] north-west of North Gap, Eccles:
1 Upper Palaeolithic elongated flint core. Striking platform at each end. Donated to Ipswich Museum.
Information from (S1).
This object was described and figured in (S2), which records it as having been recovered from Hessle Boulder Clay exposed in a cliff section near Happisburgh. It is listed in (S3) as a Late Upper Palaeolithic two-opposed platform blade core (c. 125mm long) and is described in (S4). This object is also listed in a catalogue compiled by N. Barton (Donald Baden-Powell Quaternary Research Centre, Oxford); see copy in file (from British Museum Wymer Archive).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 June 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE CORE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)

Protected Status - none

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 - Upper Palaeolithic.
<S2>Article in Serial: Baden-Powell, D. F. W. and Moir, J. Reid. 1944. On the Occurrence of Hessle Boulder Clay at Happisburgh, Norfolk, containing a Flint Core. Geological Magazine. Vol LXXXI No 5 pp 207-215. p 213.
<S3>Article in Serial: Robins, P. and Wymer, J. 2006. Late Upper Palaeolithic (Long Blade) Industries in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 86-95. p 94.
<S4>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 195.

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