Record Details

NHER Number:15286
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:?Mesolithic bone point, Neolithic worked flints and Roman pottery sherds


Periodic dredging of the River Waveney has recovered a bone point which may date to the Mesolithic period, as well as Neolithic worked flints and sherds of Roman pottery, including Samian.

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Grid Reference:TM 1492 7855
Map Sheet:TM17NW

Full description

1969-1970. Stray Find. [1].
Dredged from Waveney, perhaps from Norfolk side though found dumped along the Suffolk bank (between TM 1435 7870 and TM 1550 7844):
Neolithic worked flints.
Roman pottery sherds (including coarseware and Samian).
Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 January 2014.

1985. Stray Find. [2].
Found at TM 1500 7836 but dredged from river east of Scole Bridge (in Suffolk).
Tip of bone point; polished and stained brown but otherwise in very good condition; break probably ancient. Parallel scratches of tooling still visible but no 'shudder marks' as frequently imparted by scraping with flint tool. Impossible to date but found in area of Mesolithic finds, and such a date is possible. Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU).
This discovery was reported in (S2).
J. J. Wymer (NAU), 29 April 1985. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POINT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1986. Archaeological Discoveries for 1985. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 31 pp 53-89. p 83.

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