Find Spot record IPS 001 - Piper's Vale, Pond Hall, Shore of Orwell, Ipswich, (Mesolithic-Neolithic).

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Summary

One tranchet axe, one pick, four cores, 16 unretouched blades/flakes (one 13cm long), two scrapers, one microlith. Also Fine Neolithic flint sickle found in mud on river bank of River Orwell `close to Orwell Bridge when new bridge being built' (circa 1982). Sold (for 20 pounds) to person with him (a collector from Brantham). Information from unnamed man at Suffolk Show.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 177 413 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM14SE
Civil Parish IPSWICH, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Pre 1948? One tranchet axe, one pick, four cores, 16 unretouched blades/flakes (one 13cm long), two scrapers, one microlith. Found on shore of Orwell, some marked "in situ below alluvium" and "alluvium". Grid reference general (S1, S2).

Circa 1982: Fine flint sickle found in mud on river bank of River Orwell `close to Orwell Bridge when new bridge being built' (circa 1982). Sold (for 20 pounds) to person with him (a collector from Brantham). Information from unnamed man at Suffolk Show (S3).

Likely duplicate of IPS 008, (IAS 9106) (in part).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1948-125, 1948.
  • <S2> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 936-99.4, 1936.
  • <S3> Finds Report: Pendleton, C.. 1996. Orwell Bridge (Area).
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. 259.
  • <S5> 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 1029, P 194.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11470, 11471, 327, 326.

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Jul 14 2020 10:14AM

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