Monument record WNG 004 - The Carr/East of the Carr, Wangford, (Mesolithic)

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Summary

Prolific Mesolith flint scatter, East of the 'Carr' and West of 'Long Plantation'

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 744 833 (207m by 197m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL78SW
Civil Parish WANGFORD, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Prolific Mesolith flint scatter, East of the 'Carr' and West of 'Long Plantation', centring on TL 7460 8340 (S1,S2,S8), TL 7456 8343 (S3), or TL 745 834 (S3,S4).

Pre 1912: Collections by Sturge, (S8, S9)

Early 20th Century, finds in various museum collections from various collectors, (S4)

c. 1950-1964: Collections By Wymer. consists of 1 core, 39 blades (4 with retouch), 5 flakes (3 with retouch), 13 scrapers, 24 microliths, 3 micro-burins, 2 burins and 1 ?axe fragment (S6).

1964: About 30 Mesolithic flakes found on surface "of Wangford Heath in the vicinity of the Maglemose occupation site" by Col T C Kelly (S5, S7).

1972: Trial excavation by Jacobi. Revealed total of 1597 flint artefacts, for more detailed discussion of excavation and finds see (S4).

"Rude pottery and Niedermendig lava" also found (S3).

About 30 Mes flakes found on surface "of Wangford Heath in the vicinity of the Maglemose occupation site" by Col T C Kelly (S5,S7).

See also, (S10, S11)

Sources/Archives (13)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. 265.
  • <S2> Cartographic materials: Briscoe, G. 1951. MIHLM, Correspondents 6 inch record map, G Briscoe entry, 1951.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78SW23.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Jacobi, R.. 1984. The Mesolithic of North East Anglia & Contemporary Territories. 47-53.
  • <S5> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 964-11, 1964.
  • <S6> Finds Report: Wymer J J,. 1988. Wangford, Mesolithic Material in Possession of J. J. Wymer, April 1988.
  • <S7> Article in serial: Owles, E. J. and N. Smedley. 1964. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1964. XXX.1, pp. 116–123..
  • <S8> Bibliographic reference: Clark J G D. 1932. The Mesolithic Age in Britain.
  • <S9> Article in serial: Sturge, W. A.. 1912. Implements of the Later Palæolithic “Cave” Periods in East Anglia.
  • <S10> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11369, 11632.
  • <S11> 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 1192.
  • <S12> Bibliographic reference: Tilley, C,. 1979. Post Glacial communities in the Cambridge Region.
  • <S13> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Mar 3 2021 9:12AM

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