Monument record MNL 028 - Bronze-Age artefact scatter, including a bronze side looped spearhead, pottery and burnt flint patch. (BA)

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Summary

Bronze side looped spearhead, flint and pottery scatter and burnt flint patch on same field.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6620 7699 (124m by 84m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL67NE
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Bronze side looped spearhead, 16.3cm long x 2.7cm wide. Found by (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) in October - November 1982 on mechanical potato harvester. Findspot (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s) approximate only but found about halfway down the length of the field and on the NW side (SE side not cropped at time of find). Lozenge sectioned blade mid-rib. One wing bent at widest point of blade (S2).
Fieldwalking by C Pendleton has produced mass of worked flint, some pottery, both grogged and flint gritted, and various flint and stone artefacts principally of Mes, Neo and EBA date. Also sherd of possible haematite coated pottery (S3).
March 1987 : fieldwalking for Fenland survey revealed mass of worked flint, etc as above and including beaker sherd and barbed and tanged arrowhead at (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s). Also burnt flint patch with spread of circa 25m diameter centred at (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s). Detailed results not yet available (S4).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff 1983, PSIA, 35, 1984, (4), 323-324 (ill).
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file : spearhead drawing.
  • <S2> (No record type): Pendleton C, The distribution of BA metalwork in NW Suffolk, BA dissertation, Nottingham, 1985.
  • <M2> (No record type): Photographs : ANC 01-03 AND 19-20.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Pendleton C F. 1987. Catalogue of finds and findspots,1965-1987, unpublished. Pendleton C, Catalogue of finds and findspots, 1965-1987, unpublished.
  • <M3> Excavation archive: Pendleton C. 1990. Fenland Survey Archive. Fenland survey archive : field record and map.
  • <S4> Finds Report: Pendleton C. 1987. MNL 028. SAU (Pendleton C), May 1987.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 10 2020 1:14PM

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