|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|
|Parish:||NORTH ELMHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
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.
- FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)
- 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||Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997.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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