Find Spot record AST 021 - Near Whitepost Corner? Ashfield cum Thorpe, (Mesolithic?).

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Perforated quartzite hammer (S1). Formerly recorded as AST MISC.


Grid reference TM 21 62 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM26SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

c. 1935: Perforated quartzite hammer (S1).

Previously described as Neolithic but the form (as described, not seen 05/11/2019) is now generally held to be Mesolithic. However they have also been found in later periods (S2-S4).

Formerly recorded as AST MISC.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1935-68.50, 1935.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. Referenced for typology only.
  • <S3> Personal Correspondence: Cutler, Hannah. 2019. Personal Observations as part of the Enhancement of the Suffolk HER for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Periods project.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Billington, L, P.. 2016.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 865.

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Record last edited

Nov 5 2019 11:37AM

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