Record Details

NHER Number:1933
Type of record:Monument
Name:Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe


In 1958 a Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on the surface here.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 871 366
Map Sheet:TF83NE

Full description

1958. Stray Find.
Found on surface by [1]:
1 Lower Palaeolithic "Acheulian" flint handaxe. See drawings (S1) and (S2).
Information from (S3).
This discovery was first reported in (S4). This find is also noted on (S5) and in (S6), (S7), (S8) and (S9), although no additional information is given.
T. Clough (NAU). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 12 December 2013.

30 June 1986. Field Visit.
Site visited by J. J. Wymer.
Just below top of plateau. Cultivated field. >150'.
Information from (S5).
P. Watkins (HES), 30 January 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 150001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1958. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from South Creake. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1969. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from South Creake. Card. 1:1.
<S3>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S4>Serial: 1958. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. Vol 5. p 3.
<S5>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. South Creake.
<S6>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 239.
<S7>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 17.
<S8>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. p 45.
<S9>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22433.

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