Record Details

NHER Number:12634
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead

Summary

A Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead was found at this location during beet hoeing in 1977

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3484 1207
Map Sheet:TG31SW
Parish:HEMBLINGTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1977. Stray Find.
Found on surface while beet hoeing:
1 Mesolithic chipped flint axehead. Finely worked, triangular section. Cutting edge badly damaged but remains of tranchet scar. See drawing (S1). Information from (S2).

Potentially an outlying find from the Mesolithic flint working site identified to the south (NHER 31238).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Hawkins, J. 1977. Drawing of a Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead from Hemblington. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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