Record Details

NHER Number:12906
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found here in 1976.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9356 2890
Map Sheet:TF92NW

Full description

1976. Stray Find.
Found in loam above gravel in cutting dyke (3 ft [0.9m] deep):
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. Heavy and rather crude and made on a pebble without cortex, but the dull surface on the pebble partially remains on both sides of the tool. The flint is dark grey, partly patinated white more on one side than the other. In fresh, but not mint condition. Maximum length 12.1cm. Tip damaged. See drawing (S1).
Identified and compiled by A. J. Lawson (NAU), 26 October 1977. Information from (S2).
This discovery was first reported in (S3). This object is also noted on (S4) and in (S5). Wymer notes that its sharp condition may indicate it had been in a primary context (S5). Also listed in (S6) and (S7), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 July 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

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 92 NW 18.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: White, S. 1976. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Ryburgh. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Serial: 1976. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1976. No 23. p 19.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Ryburgh (Great Ryburgh).
<S5>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 18.
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. W&Y-1, No.1.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22570..

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