Record Details

NHER Number:23244
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic polished axehead and prehistoric flakes from Newfound Hill


A Neolithic ceremonial polished flint axehead and prehistoric flint flakes have been found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0374 4111
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

9 November 1986. Found while beating.
Side of Newfound Hill.
Beautiful polished flint axe, ceremonial use, (S1).
Information from [1].
Penes [2]
Identified by J.J. Wymer (NAU).
W. Milligan (NCM), 26 November 1987.

6 April 1987. Fieldwalking for half an hour by J.J. Wymer, [2] and [3].
Thin scatter flakes only.
Eight flakes with 50m radius on field side of axe findspot. All crudely struck and undiagnostic but prehistoric.
J.J. Wymer (NAU), 27 July 1987.

Presumably this is the axe now displayed at the Glandford Shell Museum where it is labelled as 'found half a mile west of the church'.
E. Rose (NLA), 24 October 1997.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CEREMONIAL OBJECT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Wymer, J.. 1987. Drawing of a Neolithic ceremonial polished flint axehead.. Paper. 1:1.

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