Record Details

NHER Number:8151
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe

Summary

A Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found in a potato harvester here in 1974. It had probably originally lain in one of the nearby fields.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 295 123
Map Sheet:TG21SE
Parish:GREAT AND LITTLE PLUMSTEAD, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1974. Stray Find.
Found on potato harvester (so exact findspot uncertain):
1 Palaeolithic ovate flint handaxe. Iron stained and with white patination. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1975.411). Information from (S1). Discovery first reported in (S2).
This object is described on (S3) and in (S4) as an ovate handaxe in slightly rolled condition. It is also noted in (S5) and (S6), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 May 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

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 21 SE 7.
---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 - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1974. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1974. No 21. p 8.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Great and Little Plumstead.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 59.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. W&Y-4, No.20.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22646.

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