Record Details

NHER Number:23382
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric pot boilers and flints from west of gravel pit


Fenland fieldwalking in February 1987 recovered a collection of prehistoric pot boilers and flints as well as animal remains and numerous burnt pebbles.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7052 9720
Map Sheet:TL79NW

Full description

9 February 1987. Fenland fieldwalking, weathered soil.

Concentration of moderate pot boilers and a couple of flints including scraper and piece of bone. Pot boilers include many burnt pebbles. Sandy loam with gravel. On edge of ridge spreading across peat. Area 23m (northeast-southwest) x 19m (northwest-southeast) at 1m OD. Reference NWD 21 on (S1).
NCM hold finds.
R. Silvester (NAU) 9 February 1987.

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)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. NWD 21. 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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