Record Details

NHER Number:8368
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Upper Palaeolithic/Mesolithic flint knife


An Upper Palaeolithic/Mesolithic flint knife was found during ditch cleaning works in 1968.

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Grid Reference:TG 4128 2641
Map Sheet:TG42NW

Full description

1968. Stray Find.
Found while cleaning ditch:
1 Mesolithic blunted-back flint knife. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1968.307).
Information from (S1).
This discovery was reported in (S2) and is probably the 'miscellaneous implement' from Ingham listed in (S3). This piece is described in (S4) as a 98mm long 'giant knife' and recorded as [?Upper] Palaeolithic rather than Mesolithic.

It should be noted that there is some uncertainty regarding the exact provenance of this find. The approximate grid reference listed on (S1) places it in Sea Palling (TG 4152 2681) and it was previously recorded and mapped as such. This find is however listed in (S2) as being from Ingham and the grid reference given (which is in Ingham) is the same as that which appears in museum's records and (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 June 2014.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1968. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1968. No 15. p 7.
<S3>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 207.
<S4>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 600.

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