Record Details

NHER Number:24648
Type of record:Monument
Name:Burnt flint 'pot boiler' scatters and ?Palaeolithic flint flakes


Fieldwalking undertaken in 1988 identified several scatters of 'pot boilers' at this location. Five stained flint flakes of possible Palaeolithic date were also recovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1512 0377
Map Sheet:TG10SE

Full description

12 March 1988. Fieldwalking.
Identified by [1] at Context 1:
Three areas of 'pot boilers' [burnt flints] in a row. No measurements or samples taken.

Found by [1] at Context 2 ([2]):
5 prehistoric brown-stained flint flakes. Some retouch or heavy use on largest.
None diagnostic of any period or industry. All are unrolled so probably stained from peat, so doubtful that they are Palaeolithic, but they could be.
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU) 9 November 1988. Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM) 3 October 1988.
These flakes were reported in (S1) and were subsequently donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1999.1.22.15). They are also noted on (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 March 2014.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC? to 10001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Upper Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 10001 BC?)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in Serial: 1989. Archaeological Discoveries for 1988. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 34 pp 32-61. p 39.
<S2>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Hethersett (Park Farm).

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