Record Details

NHER Number:6312
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Possible Palaeolithic handaxe or core


A possible Palaeolithic handaxe or core has been found in Sheringham. The exact location and circumstances of its discovery are uncertain.

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Full description

Giant hand axe, natural in all probability.
(S1), (S2), (S3).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Looks humanly made - like a large core.
Informant [1] says Clactonian.
Seen by E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 10001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • CORE (Lower Palaeolithic to Upper Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 10001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous Prehistoric.
---Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Sheringham.
<S1>Serial: 8 June 1935. Nature.
<S2>Article in Serial: Moir, J. Reid. 1934. A Giant Hand-axe from Sheringham, Norfolk. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol VII Pt III pp 327-332.
<S3>Article in Serial: Hawkes, C. and Hawkes, J. 1934. Prehistoric Britain in 1934. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XCI pp 301-329. p 303.

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