Record Details

NHER Number:22013
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Upper Palaeolithic flint long blade


At some time between 1982 and 1983 a long, narrow, flint blade was recovered during the course of construction work on Brandon Staunch. Although originally recorded as Mesolithic, this object has now been identified as a Late Upper Palaeolithic long blade.

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Grid Reference:TL 7583 8700
Map Sheet:TL78NE

Full description

1982-3. Stray Find.
Found in course of construction work on Brandon Staunch.
Long narrow blade (18.4cm long) of lightly patinated lustrous flint. Double-ridged with some cresting at the distal end. For comparison see Mesolithic industry from Wangford-Lakenheath, Suffolk.
J. J. Wymer (NAU), 5 December 1985.

Although this object was originally recorded as being of Mesolithic date, it was recently included in a gazetteer of Late Upper Palaeolithic long blade sites (S1).
P. Watkins (HES), 28 May 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Robins, P. and Wymer, J. 2006. Late Upper Palaeolithic (Long Blade) Industries in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 86-95. p 95.

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