Record Details

NHER Number:10723
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


A large ovate Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on the disturbed surface of this former gravel pit in 1972. These former quarry pits are also a possible source for two poorly-provenanced handaxes that are known to have been found at Aldeby during the early 20th century (see NHER 10740).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 4334 9310
Map Sheet:TM49SW

Full description

1972. Stray Find.
Found on disturbed surface in gravel pit:
1 Palaeolithic large oval flint handaxe. See sketch (S1). Information from (S2).
This discovery was first reported in (S3) and the handaxe is briefly described in (S4). It is also noted in (S5) and (S6), although no additional information is given.
T. Clough (NCM). Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 February 2014.

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: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 49 SE 10.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Clough, T. 1972. Sketch of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Aldeby. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Serial: 1972. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1972. No 19. p 3.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 73.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. WNY-3, No.2.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site22707.

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