Record Details

NHER Number:23209
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers and flints from High Fen


Fenland fieldwalking in December 1986 recovered a number of prehistoric flints and pot boilers. In addition to these a Bronze Age flint scraper was found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7082 9685
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

18 December 1986. Fenland fieldwalking weathered ploughsoil.

Context 1: general scatter odd flints. Reference NWD AG on (S1).
Includes Bronze Age Scraper - F. Healy (NAU).

Context 2: at 7079 9701 concentration pot boilers sparse, and couple of flints, on ridge of gravelly loam, 17m (northwest-southeast) x 14m (northeast-southwest) at 1.2m OD. Reference NWD 10 on (S1).

Context 3: at 7078 9695 concentration sparse pot boilers on ridge of gravelly loam, 11m diameter at 1.4m OD. Reference NWD 11 on (S1).

Context 4: at 7077 9678 concentration pot boilers moderate to abundant many derived from rounded pebbles. On ridge of gravelly loam. One large chunk of bone but not taken. Area 23m (northwest-southeast) x 21m (northeast-southwest), 0.6-0.2m OD. Reference NWD 12 on (S1).

Context 5: at 7072 9681 concentration pot boilers, sparse, ridge of gravelly loam. Area 21m (northwest-southeast) x 12m (northeast-southwest) at 1.8m OD. Reference NWD 13 on (S1).

Finds held by NCM.
R. Silvester (NAU) 18 December 1986.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ANIMAL REMAINS (Undated)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 10. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 11. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 12. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 13. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD AG. FENS.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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