Record Details

NHER Number:30179
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


In 1993 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on the beach at Caister on Sea.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 5277 1222
Map Sheet:TG51SW

Full description

1993. Stray Find.
Found on beach:
1 Palaeolithic ovate flint handaxe. Very rolled. See drawing (S1). Donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1993.202).
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description in file.
Noted on (S2) and listed in (S3), (S4) and (S5), although no additional information is given.
W. Milligan (NCM), 21 November 1993. Amended by P. Watkins (HES).

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

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P. 1993. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Caister on Sea. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Caister.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. W&Y-6, No.1.
<S4>Article in Serial: Robins, P., Wymer, J. J. and Parfitt, S. 2008. Handaxe Finds on the Norfolk Beaches. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt III pp 412-415. p 415.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22666.

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