Poorly Located Find Spot record RGH 103 - Rougham General (Palaeolithic items in the British Museum)

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Four hand-axes in the British Museum and an unrolled plano-convex implement in Sturge Collection. Formerly recorded as RGH MISC


Grid reference TL 91 62 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL96SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1885-1919? A Palaeolithic pear-shaped hand-axe 3.8 inches long, and a core 2.5 inches wide, were found at Rougham in 1885. In the Sturge collection, British Museum. Smith believed that these implements were more likely to have come from Rougham, Suffolk (TL 9162) rather than Rougham, Norfolk. Roe lists four hand-axes from Rougham, Suffolk, quoting the British Museum and Smith (S1). Wymer disagrees, (S2, S3).

Formerly recorded as RGH MISC

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Smith, R.A. 1931. Sturge Collection.
  • <S2> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22643.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Roe, Derek.. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower & Middle Palaeolithic sites.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL96SW14.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH).
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Jun 25 2021 8:03AM

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