Monument record MNL 003 - County Farm, West Row Fen, Mildenhall (Mesolithic).

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Two large flint cores were found with the frontal bone of Bos primigenius [aurochs] in shelly marl below peat


Grid reference Centred TL 638 800 (100m by 101m)
Map sheet TL68SW


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1961: Two large flint cores were found with the frontal bone of Bos primigenius in shelly marl below peat (S1). Listed as Palaeolithic by OS (S2), as Mesolithic by Wymer (S3). Described as coming from the same horizon (called Early Bronze Age) of the peat as the Lowe's Farm Bos in (S4). Horn cores measure 362mm circumference at base, 810mm long along posterior curvature (S4).

Previously also listed as MNL 087.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and E. J. Owles. 1961. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1961. XXIX.1, pp. 91–102..
  • <S2> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL68SW7, (map).
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. 261.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Shawcross F W with Higgs E S,. 1961. The Excavation of a Bos Promigenius at Lowe's Farm, Littleport.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Lady Grace Briscoe. Grace Briscoe archive. Briscoe Lady G, Diary for 1965, 26-27 March, 11 April, unpublished.
  • <S6> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Palaeolithic, 1961.
  • <S7> 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 1093.
  • <S8> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11374.
  • <S9> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Dec 18 2020 3:05PM

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