Record Details

NHER Number:3213
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic or later pebble macehead


In 1970 a prehistoric quartzite perforated pebble macehead was found at this location on the surface of a ploughed field.

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Grid Reference:TG 0140 3405
Map Sheet:TG03SW

Full description

1970. Stray Find.
Found on surface of ploughed field, close to 'pot boiler' site (less than 50yds [45m]):
1 prehistoric modified pebble. Quartzite, perforated, signs of battering on ends. Macehead. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1971.660). Information from (S1).
This discovery was first reported in (S2). Listed as potentially Mesolithic in (S3) although it should be noted that objects of this type are generally not seen as closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 1 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PEBBLE MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Briningham.
<S2>Serial: 1971. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1971. No 18. p 4.
<S3>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 204.

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