Record Details

NHER Number:3539
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic and later prehistoric worked flints, Anmer Minque

Summary

A number of prehistoric objects are known to have been found in the area known as Anmer Minque during the 20th century. These finds include a Mesolithic blade core and several burnt flints found in 1951 and two Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged flint arrowheads and at least two other flint implements recovered prior to 1975.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7541 2892
Map Sheet:TF72NE
Parish:FLITCHAM WITH APPLETON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Prehistoric worked flints known to have been found on Anmer Minque (part of Flitham with Appleton parish) during the 20th century. The exact provenance of these object is not known. The mapped extent of this record reflects the extent of the area known as Anmer Minque, which has not changed since at least the late 19th century.

1951. Stray Find.
Found by D. R. Howlett (NCM):
1 prehistoric flint core and "potboilers". Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1958.32.5). Information from (S1). Although originally recorded as Neolithic this small blade core is now labelled by the NCM as potentially Mesolithic. It was most likely identified as such by P. Robins (NCM).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 September 2014.

Pre 1975. Stray Find.
The catalogue of finds recovered by [1] lists several implements from Anmer Minque, including:
Arrowheads: barbed and tanged, 3A, another unregistered.
Axe fragment 6C.
'Spearhead' 1D.
These objects were not seen.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU) 11 February 1981. Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 29 September 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SPEAR? (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BLADE CORE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Flitcham with Appleton.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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