Poorly Located Find Spot record MNL 1041 - Burnt Fen General, Mildenhall, (Palaeolithic-Mesolithic)

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Summary

Burnt Fen is actually in Cambridgeshire but merges into Mildenhall Fen, both areas of which are known as Burnt Fen. Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 72 75 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL77NW
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Burnt Fen is actually in Cambridgeshire but merges into Mildenhall Fen, both areas of which are known as Burnt Fen.

Finds in British Museum: 3 tranchet axes between 10-20 cms long (one 1880), one perforated awl on deer cannon bone from Warren Collection (S1,S2). Possibly further information in Warren Journal (S5). Reasons for Mesolithic date of awl unclear.

Tranchet axes in the Cambridge Museum of Archaeologty and Anthropology, (one 1898, one 1849)
Tranchet axe in Luton Museum.
Tranchet axe in Ipswich Museum.
Terminal Palaeolithic core in the Instituite of Archaeology UCL.
Tranchet axe in Manchester Museum.

Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. 261.
  • <S2> Personal Correspondence: Wymer J J,. Unknown Source. Wymer J J.
  • <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.. M 1118.
  • <S4> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11259, 11260, 11262, 11264, 260, 11265, 11258, 11269, 11261, 11263, 11266.
  • <S5> Source Unchecked: Warren J. 1870. The Warren Journal. Warren J, The Warren Journal, Mss, OXFAS, circa 1870.

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Aug 4 2020 11:24AM

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