Record Details

NHER Number:24257
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Concentration of prehistoric burnt flints from field west of Ash Hill Wood


Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a scatter of prehistoric burnt and worked flints including a Beaker period flint scraper. A sparse spread of prehistoric burnt flints and a prehistoric flint flake were also identified.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 6245 9663
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

21 December 1987. Fenland fieldwalking. Field west of Ash Hill Wood.
Young cereal, weathered soil.

Context 1. HLG BE.
General scatter odd flints, pot boilers extending across track to north.
Includes a Beaker period scraper identified by F. Healy (NAU).

Context 2 at 6246 9651. HLG 8.
Sparse spread of pot boilers and single flint flake included with context 1 finds. Sandy loam soil. 47m east to west x 42m
north to south at 4.9m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 21 December 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S1).

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG 8. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG BE. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S1>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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