Record Details

NHER Number:1300
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Late Upper Palaeolithic flint blade, Thornham Beach (Thornham, poorly located)


A Late Upper Palaeolithic peat-stained flint long blade was found at an unknown location on Thornham Beach in 1962.

Images - none



Full description

1962. Stray Find.
Found by [1] on Thornham Beach:
1 Late Upper Palaeolithic peat-stained flint blade with battered edges. See drawing (S1).
Held by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1963.85).
Information from (S2). This discovery was reported in (S3) and is also listed in (S4). See copy of press cutting in file (S5), which notes that this blade was found "…where the old submerged forest lies".
E. Rose (NAU). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 December 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NLA. Finds Photograph.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1962. Drawing of a Late Upper Palaeolithic flint blade from Thornham. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Upper Palaeolithic.
<S3>Serial: 1962. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1962. No 9. p 6.
<S4>Article in Serial: Robins, P. and Wymer, J. 2006. Late Upper Palaeolithic (Long Blade) Industries in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 86-95. p 95.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1963. Palaeolithic flint found at Thornham Beach. 4 January.

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