Record Details

NHER Number:22618
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic Lower/Middle flint handaxe, Horsey beach


In 1986 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found washed up on the beach at this location.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4632 2447
Map Sheet:TG42SE

Full description


April 1986. Stray Find.
Found on beach by [1], washed up on tide line at [2]:
1 Lower/Middle Palaeolithic ovate flint handaxe. Very rolled. See sketch (S1).
Identified by J.J. Wymer (NAU). Compiled by W.F. Millligan (NCM), 28 April 1986. Information from (S2).
First reported in (S3) and also noted on (S4) and in (S5), (S6) and (S7), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2014.

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: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1986. Sketch of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Horsey. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1987. Archaeological Discoveries for 1986. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 32 pp 42-79. p 54.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Horsey (No 2).
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. p 50.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22554.
<S7>Article in Serial: Robins, P., Wymer, J. J. and Parfitt, S. 2008. Handaxe Finds on the Norfolk Beaches. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt III pp 412-415. p 415.

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