Record Details

NHER Number:19346
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric worked flints and medieval pottery sherds

Summary

In June 1983 a thick scatter of worked flint of Late Neolithic/Bronze Age type was identified here. A Mesolithic/Early Neolithic blade core and several Neolithic tools were also recovered, along with several dozen medieval pottery sherds. A number of additional worked flints were recovered here in 2012, including two cores and several flakes of probable Mesolithic date.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 26 15
Map Sheet:TG21NE
Parish:RACKHEATH, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

June 1983. Fieldwalking and metal-detecting.
In area about 200m north-south and 100m east-west:
Good thick scatter of flints. Mainly flakes, with a few rather amorphous retouched pieces of Late Neolithic/Bronze Age type. Identifiable tools included:
1 Mesolithic/Early Neolithic single-platform flint blade core (single platform).
1 Neolithic slender polished flint axehead with convex butt and cutting edge, 1
part-polished flint axehead fragment, and 1 oblique arrowhead.
Also dozens of sherds, looking remarkably fresh, of 13th-14th century pottery. Mostly unglazed but with some Grimston green-glaze.
Flints identified by F. Healy (NAU) and pottery by A. Rogerson (NAU).
See (S1). These discoveries were reported in (S2). All finds were subsequently donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.363.3).
A. Gregory (NAU), 6 July 1983. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 March 2014.

Pre September 2012.
Found at approximately TG 268 153:
6 undatable prehistoric flint blacks.
2 Mesolithic flint blades cores (1 single platform and 1 two platform) and 3 blades (with evidence of core preparation).
1 undatable burnt flint.
These objects were brought to the Norwich Castle Museum and identified by P. Robins (NCM) in September 2012. See descriptions in file. The parish was incorrectly recorded as Spixworth (assuming that the grid reference given is correct).
P. Watkins (HES), 11 March 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Undated)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE CORE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • TRANSVERSE ARROWHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC? to 701 BC?)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1984. Archaeological Discoveries for 1983. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 29 pp 17-33. p 30.

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