Monument record BAT 014 - Field North of Ringshall Church, Battisford, (Palaeolithic).

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Summary

Dispersed scatter of worked flints including several showing heavy patination and/or staining, mainly large flakes, some rolled?, which may be an important Palaeolithic group.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 04526 53266 (245m by 363m)
Map sheet TM05SW
Civil Parish BATTISFORD, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish RINGSHALL, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

2007: Dispersed scatter of worked flints including several showing heavy patination and/or staining, mainly large flakes, some rolled?, which may be an important Palaeolithic group. Some re-used (see below). Finds precisely located using GPS - details in (S1).

There is mention of a "leaf shaped, flake with bifacial retouch?" Not seen, should be regarded with suspicion, but could plausibly be of LRJ date, (S3).

Also later prehistoric (Neolithic and Later Bronze Age) flint group and Roman scatter.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Finds Report: Plouviez, J.. 1995. SCCAS Finds Record: Bardwell (BAR 035). Pendleton C (SCCAS), 2007.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. P 165.
  • <S4> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.

Finds (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 17 2020 3:44PM

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