Record Details

NHER Number:24179
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Upper Palaeolithic or Mesolithic backed flint blade

Summary

Upper Palaeolithic or Mesolithic backed flint blade found on the surface in 1973. This blade had been reworked at one end to create a burin (a form of borer).

Images - none

Location

Parish:NORTH ELMHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1973 or 1974. Stray Find.
Exact findspot unknown; somewhere in fields east of railway, east of Spong Farm, west of parish boundary:
1 Late Upper Palaeolithic (or possibly Mesolithic) flint blade. Brown flint, backed along one edge and sharpened as burin at distal end. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1998.128.4).
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU) and compiled by A. Rogerson (NAU), 23 November 1987.
Information form (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 August 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic - 40000 BC to 4001 BC?)

Associated Finds

  • BACKED BLADE (Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic - 40000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BURIN (Upper Palaeolithic to Late Mesolithic - 40000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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