Record Details

NHER Number:17849
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


Palaeolithic flat-butted cordate flint handaxe in sharp condition, found during gardening in 1981.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9948 2026
Map Sheet:TF92SE

Full description

1981? Stray Find.
Found while gardening in garden of Greenjackets, Station Road:
1 Palaeolithic flint ovate handaxe. See drawing (S1).
Identified by A. Lawson (NAU) as "probably dating from Hoxnian intergacial c. 300,000 BC".
Originally compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 4 December 1981. Information from (S2).
Described by Wymer on (S3) and in (S4) as a flat-butted cordate handaxe in sharp condition. This object is also listed in (S5) and (S6), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 August 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

<S1>Illustration: Johnson, S. 1981. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from North Elmham. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. North Elmham.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 22.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. W&Y-2, No.1.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22573.

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