Record Details

NHER Number:16907
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint tools, from Ponder's Farm lands


During the period 1970-73 a range of prehistoric flint tools were recovered from the field surface here. Artefact types identified comprised, amongst others, scrapers and knives. Geophysical survey between 2002 and 2003 recorded pit-like anomalies, the possible remains of ridge and furrow ploughing and a broad linear anomaly possibly a palaeochannel.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 831 185
Map Sheet:TF81NW

Full description

1970-73. Surface finds. From First Blackhills Field, Ponders Farm.
Collection not seen because not kept separate and not necessarily all retained.

27 February 1971.
Miscellaneous tools (82-3S).

27 November 1971.
Scraper (67U).

23 September 1972.
Knife (82-3R).
Scraper (18-22Z).

14 October 1972.
Scraper (36-8Z).
Miscellaneous tools (10M).

11 February 1973.
Miscellaneous tools (24-7m).

21 July 1973.
Scraper (97-100e).

1 September 1973.
Miscellaneous tools (17-18n).
Scraper (47).

28 December 1973.
Scraper (103-4).
Knife (8r).

November 2002 - January 2003. Geophysical and fieldwalking survey. Bacton to King's Lynn pipeline plot 225.
The geophysical survey recorded pit-like anomalies in the southern half of the plot, linear anomalies possibly the remains of ridge and furrow ploughing and a broad linear feature, possibly a palaeochannel. No finds were recovered during fieldwalking.
See (S1).
S. Howard (NLA), 9 February 2010.

Monument Types

  • PALAEOCHANNEL? (Unknown date)
  • PIT? (Unknown date)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • KNIFE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Unpublished Contractor Report: [Unknown]. 2003. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Field Reconnaissance, Fieldwalking, Metal Detecting and Geophysical Survey. Network Archaeology. 184.

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