Record Details

NHER Number:8401
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe, near Horsey beach


In 1967 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found on Horsey beach, near the path through the dunes.

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Grid Reference:TG 4735 2333
Map Sheet:TG42SE

Full description

1967. Stray Find.
Found on beach near path across dune:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe of iron stained flint with subsequent flakes removed (presumably by battering). Donated to Dover Museum. See sketch (S1).
Information from (S2).
This discovery was first reported in (S3) and is described in (S4) as ovate, Wymer Type K e/v and 15cm long. Also noted on (S5) and in (S6), (S7) and (S8) although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 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: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1969. Sketch of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Horsey. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Serial: 1969. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1969. No 16. p 6.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 36.
<S5>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Horsey (No 5).
<S6>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. p 50.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22550.
<S8>Article in Serial: Robins, P., Wymer, J. J. and Parfitt, S. 2008. Handaxe Finds on the Norfolk Beaches. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt III pp 412-415. p 415.

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