Record Details

NHER Number:30477
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Mesolithic and Neolithic flint axeheads (Croxton, poorly located)


Two flaked axeheads were ploughed up before 1964, one possibly Mesolithic and the other Neolithic. Although apparently given to Thetford Museum, the location of these items is currently unknown.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 8675 8625
Map Sheet:TL88NE

Full description

Pre 1964. Stray Find.
Ploughed up near each other "many years before 1964":
1 ?Mesolithic flaked flint axe. Maximum 150mm long by 40mm wide, brown flint with iron staining, patch of cortex near butt. Lozenge cross section. See sketch (S1).
1 Neolithic flaked flint axe. 130mm long by 45mm wide, grey flint, some ironstaining.
Identified by E.Rose (NLA). See sketch (S2).
Given by daughter of finder to source [1], who states that he took them to Thetford Museum in 1992 where "a temporary person" recorded them and said he would send the information to NCM; but no such record found.
E.Rose (NLA) 11 March 1994. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 3 May 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Rose, E. 1994. Sketch of ?Mesolithic flaked axehead from Croxton. Paper.
<S2>Illustration: Rose, E. 1994. Sketch of Neolithic flaked axehead from Croxton. Paper.

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