Record Details

NHER Number:8672
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic polished stone axehead, Caister on Sea beach (Caister on Sea, poorly located)


In 1972 a Neolithic polished stone axehead was found on the beach at Caister on Sea. The exact location of its discovery is uncertain.

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Full description

Stone axe found on Caister by Yarmouth beach. Petrology: N.10, medium grained dolerite.
See (S1)
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 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 - Neolithic. Caister-by-Yarmouth.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155.

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