Record Details

NHER Number:19345
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flint scatter and medieval pottery sherds

Summary

In 1983, during metal detection at this location, a thick scatter of worked flints was discovered. A variety of forms were recovered from the scatter and they were tentatively dated to the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age. In addition to these finds four sherds of medieval pottery were retrieved.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 27 15
Map Sheet:TG21NE
Parish:RACKHEATH, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

May-June 1983. Found immediately east of wood. Found on surface while metal detecting (but no metal work found).
Thick scatter, over area about 100m diameter of worked flint.
Sample of dozens recovered including end scraper on blade.
Mostly broad flakes with odd amorphous retouched pieces.
Probably Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age but a bit amorphous really.
Four sherds medieval pottery.
Identified by F. Healy (NAU), 6 July 1983.
A. Gregory (NAU), 6 July 1983.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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