Monument record WSW 002 - West Stow Country Park (Mesolithic)

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Multi-period site,including scatter of mesolithic implements across the whole excavation area


Grid reference Centred TL 7969 7133 (238m by 99m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL77SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

1957-1972: Excavations

Scatter of Mesolithic blades, cores, microliths. Patches or "working areas" of waste blades, etc. Found over whole of the excavated area. A quartzite macehead with hour-glass perforation was found in Saxon sunken floored building 37 (S1). A detailed account of the Mesolithic finds can be found in part 2 of the West Stow report (S2).

Microliths include may rod forms but also scalene triangles and obliquely blunted forms, (S2)

See also (S3-S5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: West, S.. 1985. West Stow : The Anglo-Saxon Village (EAA 24). 24.
  • <S2> Article in serial: West, S.. 1990. West Stow, Suffolk: The Prehistoric and Romano-British Occupations.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11588.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. M 1203, M 1213.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. 266.

Finds (10)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Sep 8 2020 2:58PM

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