Record Details

NHER Number:38079
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic flint handaxe (Caister on Sea, poorly located)

Summary

In 2003 the Norwich Castle Museum identified a Palaeolithic flint handaxe that had apparently originally been found during the excavation of defences during the early part of the First World War. Although its provenance was given simply as "Caister", it is much more likely that it was from Caister on Sea, rather than Caistor St Edmund.

Images - none

Location

Parish:CAISTER ON SEA, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

About 1914 to 1916. Stray Find.
Apparently originally found by a Captain Christmas Pleasance (or Pleasant), a veteran of the Boer War, during the digging of defences at Caister/Caistor during the early part of the First World War:
1 Palaeolithic thick cordate flint handaxe. See drawing (S1).
Identified by P. Robins in 2003. See description and notes in file. Although its provenance was given simply as "Caister", it is much more likely that it was from Caister on Sea, rather than Caistor St Edmund.
This find was reported in (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 February 2003. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 6 March 2014.

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. 2003. Drawing of a small Palaeolithic cordate flint handaxe, possibly from Caister on Sea. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2003. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk in 2003. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt III pp 563-573. p 564.

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