Record Details

NHER Number:19555
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flint scatter and ?Mesolithic and ?Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age worked flints

Summary

A concentration of Neolithic worked flints was identified at this site in 1983. Flints found at this time and during fieldwalking the following year included Early Neolithic leaf arrowheads and laurel leaf and Neolithic polished and flaked axeheads, scraper, core, retouched flakes and waste flakes. A single flint of possible Mesolithic date and a possible Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint dagger was also recovered.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 1703 1865
Map Sheet:TG11NE
Parish:FELTHORPE, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1983. Stray Find.
Found when working on land:
Concentration of Neolithic worked flints including many scrapers, 1 cutting edge of polished axe (S1), cores, flakes and 1 Early Neolithic leaf shaped arrowhead.
Most productive of all Beck Farms sites.
Identified and compiled by E. B. Green (NCM) 2 September 1983.
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

April 1984. Fieldwalking.
Area extended to northwest:
1 Early Neolithic crude flint laurel leaf point, possibly a roughout failure.
5 Neolithic flint scrapers, 3 flakes with slight signs of retouch or use, 1 blade-like flake with retouched edges, and 1 crude bifacial pebble chopper.
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU) 24 May 1984 and compiled by W. Milligan (NCM) 30 April 1984.
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

April 1984. Fieldwalking.
Further fieldwalking finds, as before:
1 ?Mesolithic worked flint.
Early Neolithic flint leaf arrowheads.
2 Neolithic flint scrapers (one very large), 1 flake, 1 broken axehead, 1 reused axehead
1 ?Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age broken flint, possibly failed Beaker dagger or leaf point.
Identified by J. J. Wymer (NAU) and W. Milligan (NCM) December 1984.
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 14 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • CHOPPER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CORE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LAUREL LEAF (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • LEAF ARROWHEAD (Early Neolithic - 4000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • DAGGER? (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1983. Sketch of Neolithic polished flint axehead fragment. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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