|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Prehistoric perforated stone macehead|
A prehistoric stone macehead used as a hammer was found in a pit in this field. These objects are not closely datable having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
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|Grid Reference:||TF 8837 1468|
|Parish:||GREAT DUNHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
1979. Stray Find.
In southern of two pits in field.
Stone macehead with hour glass perforation. Obviously used as hammer, with battering on both ends.
Probably what would now be commonly described as a pebble mace. This type of prehistoric mace is not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
E. Rose (NAU), 31 May 1979. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 31 July 2013.
- FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
- MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
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|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
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