Record Details

NHER Number:5809
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead


At an unspecified date a Neolithic axehead was recovered from Thetford. The exact location and circumstances of its discovery are unknown but it is now held by the British Museum.

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Full description

Jadeite axehead (petrology N.133).
Held as part of British Museum Sturge Collection.
Information from Dr Campbell-Smith (British Museum, Natural History).
See (S1) and (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM) and T. Clough (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Thetford.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155.
<S2>Article in Serial: Campbell Smith, W. 1963. Jade Axes from Sites in the British Isles. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol XXIX pp 133-172. p 162; No 33.

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