Record Details

NHER Number:25483
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axeheads, Bronze Age axeheads and palstave


Before 1989 Three Neolithic polished flint axeheads, three Bronze Age copper alloy socketed axeheads and a Bronze Age copper alloy palstave were found on farmland in the Snettisham or Shernbourne area.

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Found some years ago. Same general circumstances as spearhead site NHER 17192, on farm belonging to father of owner of objects.
Three polished flint axes. One looped palstave. Three socketed axes, (S1, S2, S3 and S4).
Notes by J. Wymer (NAU) in file.
Also one fragment bronze cake from crucible? Weight 419 grammes.
A. Rogerson (NAU), 29 Sept 1989.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • METAL WORKING DEBRIS (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • SOCKETED AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • HOARD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Wymer, J.. 1989. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age socketed axe and Late Bronze Age single looped palstave.. Find Illustration. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Illustration: Wymer, J.. 1989. Drawing of 2 Late Bronze Age socketed axes.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Wymer, J.. 1989. Drawing of a Neolithic polished axe.. Paper. 1:1.
<S4>Illustration: Wymer, J.. 1989. Drawing of 2 Neolithic polished axes.. Paper. 1:1.

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