Monument record CAM 034 - Cavenham, Various Pits (Palaeolithic)

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14 hand-axes from Cavenham, see details.


Grid reference Centred TL 75848 71435 (1526m by 2327m)
Map sheet TL77SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Pre 1949: 14 hand-axes from Cavenham, suggested to be from TL765 715 (S1),

This location however is a modern working pit which suggests likely incorrect pit provenance by Roe (S3) and Wymer (S4, S5). The only pits shown on the 1903 map (S2) north of Cavenham village have been mapped as potential findspots. However the area of the entire heath is possible.

Finds from CAM 097 (S7, S8) and CAM 098 (S9, S10) were duplicate records of CAM 034 and have been revoked.

Finds from "Cavenham Hill" previously under CAM 034 are recorded under CAM 099, see discussion of prevenance (S6).

Previously recorded as CAM Misc.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wessex Archaeology. 1996. The English rivers Palaeolithic project. Regions 9-12, page 81.
  • <S2> Map: OS. OS Map. OS 1:2500 maps, XXXII.3 XXXII.7.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Roe, Derek.. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower & Middle Palaeolithic sites. 1-35.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 127.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22519.
  • <S6> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.
  • <S7> Article in serial: Whitaker et al. 1891. The Geology of parts of Cambridgeshire & of Suffolk.
  • <S8> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH).
  • <S9> Unpublished document: IPSMG. Ipswich Museum Extension Books.
  • <S10> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card, 1949-202, 1949.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 23 2020 2:22PM

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