Record Details

NHER Number:18482
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic flint flake (Downham Market, poorly located)


The Ashmolean Museum hold a poorly unprovenanced Palaeolithic from Downham Market. It has been suggested that this object is a Levallois flake.

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Full description

1885 or before. Stray Find.
The Ashmolean Museum holds a Palaeolithic flint flake from "Downham, Norfolk" (1885.6, ex Rev. P. Wyatt). Presumably Downham Market.
Information from (S1), which lists this as a Levallois flake. The object was however not seen.
It should be noted that the museum's current records suggest that this object was indeed from Downham Market. The object is also listed simply as a Lower Palaeolithic flake.
E. Rose (NAU) and A. Lawson (NAU), 3 November 1982. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 10 January 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LEVALLOIS FLAKE? (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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