Record Details

NHER Number:8169
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic or later quartzite macehead


A Mesolithic or later quartzite macehead with an hour-glass perforation was found here in 1969.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2908 1183
Map Sheet:TG21SE

Full description

1969. Stray Find.
Found here by [1]:
1 prehistoric quartzite macehead with hour-glass perforation. According to (S1) this information was recorded on an NCM record map. A note on (S2) suggests that it had been seen by T. H. Clough (NCM). It is likely that this was an example of what would now be described as a pebble mace. These objects are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 May 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

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

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