Record Details

NHER Number:12736
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Early Bronze Age pottery vessel and human remains


An Early Bronze Age decorated pottery vessel and a female skeleton were found during sand extraction works in 1972.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6959 4025
Map Sheet:TF64SE

Full description

July 1972.
Beaker and female skeleton found at a depth of 90cm (3 feet) in digging sand.
Site is on Ringstead Downs, on a low hill between two valleys.
Grid reference supplied in 1977 by R. Trett (KLM).
See (S1).
Full details in file.
Drawings (S2) and (S3) in the Illustration Library.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 64 SE 39.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Monograph: Kinnes, I.. 1978. A Beaker Burial on Ringstead Downs, Old Hunstanton. East Anglian Archaeology. No 8 pp 19-22.
<S2>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1975. Drawing of a Beaker pot.. Card. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1975. Drawing of a Beaker pot.. Card. 1:1.

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