Record Details

NHER Number:28277
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic flint production site

Summary

During stripping of the topsoil for drainage a Neolithic scraper, notch and flakes and fragments of Iron Age, Roman, medieval and post medieval pottery were found. The Neolithic flints suggest this was a Neolithic flint production site. A small number of additional worked flints were recovered during the installation of a new sewer pipe in 2015. No archaeologically-significant features or deposits were recorded, although it should though be noted that soil deposits were not necessarily fully removed (so any remains present may not have been exposed).

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 1856 0749
Map Sheet:TG10NE
Parish:COLNEY, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

November 1990. Stray Find.
Area stripped of topsoil to south of track, for sewerage/drainage.
Neolithic flints, ?Iron Age, Bronze Age, medieval and post medieval sherds.
See list in file.
Finds with [1].
D. Gurney (NAU), 30 November 1990.

May-June 2015. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of groundworks associated with installation of Norwich Research Park South Development Gravity Foul Sewer (Field D).
No archaeological remains were recorded during the stripping of topsoil and subsoil deposits from the pipeline easement in this field. It should though be noted that these deposits were only removed down to the level required by the project - it is therefore possible that archaeological features were obscured by areas of surviving subsoil.
Unstratified finds were limited to a small number of Mesolithic/Early Neolithic worked flints.
Information from report uploaded to OASIS. HER copy awaited.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCH : 2017.600).
P. Watkins (HES), 21 March 2021.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 10000 BC to 3001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

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