Record Details

NHER Number:19510
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic and Neolithic worked flints

Summary

In 1983 a number of prehistoric flint implements were recovered from the ploughed field surface here. Tool types identified included a flaked punch of flint, flint cores, scrapers, an awl and a small patinated blade and several unpatinated coarse flakes. These items dated to the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 254 984
Map Sheet:TM29NE
Parish:SHOTESHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1983. Stray Find.
Found by [1] on ploughed field on Hill Farm (Field no. 191), on east side of beck:
1 Mesolithic two-platform prismatic flint blade core.
Various worked flints of unspecified date (but most likely Neolithic), including:
1 flint punch - slightly stained with some recent damage (S1), 6 cores, 2 scrapers, 1 awl, 1 small patinated blade and several unpatinated coase flakes.
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU).
J. Wymer (NAU) 19 September 1983.
Information from (S2). These discoveries were reported in (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • AWL (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • PUNCH (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Wymer, J. J. 1983. Drawing of a ?Neolithic flaked flint punch from Shotesham. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Article in Serial: 1984. Archaeological Discoveries for 1983. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 29 pp 17-33. p 31.

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