Find Spot record ERL 057 - Clay Break Broom, Eriswell, (Prehistoric)

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Summary

Mesolithic grey flint tranchet axe with blueish-white patination, also in the South East corner of arable field said to have a heavy concentration of (worked?) surface flint.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 784 786 (831m by 777m)
Map sheet TL77NE
Civil Parish ERISWELL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1989? Grey flint tranchet axe with blueish-white patination. Modern damage to large proportion of edge. Length 13.4 cms. Found with other finds from other sites, `on land over period of years' (S1).

1994? South East corner of arable field said to have a heavy concentration of (worked?) surface flint. The field surface has now been repeatedly mechanically stone picked (& buried in trenches)(S2).

Note possibly part of (flint mining?) complex ERL 081 to East.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Finds Illustration: Moyses Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds.. 1989. Enquiry 513. BSEMH, enquiry 513, July 1989, drawing.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (Elveden) copy (S1).
  • <S2> Personal Correspondence: Pendleton C. 1994. May 1994. per SAU (Pendleton C), May 1994.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. M 966.

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Record last edited

Jan 30 2020 1:57PM

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