Record Details

NHER Number:8800
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic handaxe


A single Palaeolithic handaxe from Scoulton is recorded as being held by Bolton Museum. The exact location where it was found is not known.

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Full description

Pre 1907. Stray Find.
The Bolton Musem holds an unprovenanced Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Scoulton. Information from (S1). This find is listed in (S2) and described on (S3) and in (S4) as a cordate handaxe in sharp condition. Also listed by (S5) and (S6).

As noted by Wymer (S4) this object is probably the reason that Scoulton was listed in (S7) as a location that had produced Palaeolithic material prior to 1907. The finder is listed as a W. C. Palmer of Hingham.
This information was previously recorded separately as NHER 8801.

P. Watkins (HES), 6 January 2015.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 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 - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 238.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Scoulton.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 57.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. p 118.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23060.
<S7>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1907. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol VIII Pt III (for 1906-1907) pp 393-409. p 396.

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