Monument record IPS 003 - Recreation Ground, Portman's Walk, Ipswich, (IAS 9605), (Palaeolithic).

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One unretouched blade, 19cm long and one backed blade.


Grid reference Centred TM 155 445 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Pre 1930: One unretouched blade, 19cm long, one backed blade. "Beneath loamy peaty deposit", collected by Col Underwood. Source needs checking for location of findspot.

Billington (S4) regards these as Terminal Palaeolithic. See also (S5, S6)

Possibly the same as IAS 9601 (IPS 004), (S1-S3).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Moir J R. 1930. Ancient Man in the Gipping—Orwell Valley, Suffolk.
  • <S2> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version)..
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive.
  • <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.. P 200.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. 258.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 328.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 17 2020 4:00PM

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