Find Spot record MDR4370 - Flint and Pottery Scatter, South of Heath Wood

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Bronze Age to Medieval - 2350 BC to 1539 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Flintwork was collected by D Budge from the surface of fields immediately to the south of Heath Wood during excavations in the wood in 1998. The collection includes a thumbnail scraper, two other scrapers, retouched flakes, some blades, at least one core and a number of probably worked 'lumps' all in varieties of translucent flint. The cortex appears to be rolled. Three pieces are intensely calcined. The assemblage appears to be Later Neolithic/ Early Bronze Age, rather than earlier. There is also a fresh rim sherd of Iron Age pottery, and a sherd of Medieval pottery. (1) Examination of the Budge collection by Lynden Cooper and Dr Mark Stephens on April 5 2006, as part of the National Ice Age Network (NIAN) identified two pieces of flint from this area that could be dated to the Palaeolithic. One was picked up at SK3418 2560, the other at SK 3422 2559. Each piece is a mesial fragment of a backed bladelet. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Pers. Obs: A. Myers: 6/11/98.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Stephens, M, Cooper, L & Hopkinson, T (National Ice Age Network). 2006. Information provided to the HER, following collection of data for the National Ice Age Network.



Grid reference Centred SK 3412 2564 (486m by 401m) (Multiple Site Centre)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2015 11:36AM

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