Monument record MNL 009 - Phillips I Site, Wilde Street, Mildenhall, (Mesolithic)

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Mesolithic flints (150 plus) came from a black organic stratum about 6 inches thick below an occupation site (Col T C Kelly).


Grid reference Centred TL 7022 7919 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL77NW


Type and Period (1)

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1963: TL 702 792, same grid reference as used for Bronze Age finds and excavation, see (S4). Mesolithic core, 2 blade scrapers, a burin spall and about 150 flakes of various sizes with a characteristic brown patina, came from a black organic stratum about 6 inches thick below an occupation site (Col T C Kelly, S1, S3). This black organic layer presumably is stratum 2 (peat) of Kelly's excavation which underlies the Bronze Age horizon, a streaked sand horizon and a white sand stratum. NGR taken from site plan (S2). Kelly also lists 2 microliths from the Bronze Age `cultural stratum' (S2). Photos, letters & various manuscripts relating to pottery and flints from Kelly's Phillips site excavations in Cambridge University Museum (S5).

See also Bronze Age record.

Neither Billington (S6), Jacobi (S7) nor Wymer and Bonsall (S8) note these finds as Mesolithic. However (according to the metadata associated with this HER record) Colin Pendleton of SCCAS viewed this material as Mesolithic c. 2009.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 964-10, 1964.
  • <S2> Article in serial: Kelly Col T C. 1967. A Series of Late Middle Bronze Age sites, Wilde Street, Mildenhall. PSIA, 31, 1967, (1),47-50.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Owles, E. J. and N. Smedley. 1964. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1964. XXX.1, pp. 116–123..
  • <S4> Article in serial: Owles, E. & Smedley, N.. 1963. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1963. XXIX 3.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Cambridge University Museum,. Suffolk Archive. Cambridge University Museum, Ms, Suffolk archive.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. Negative Reference.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. Negative Reference.
  • <S8> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. Negative Reference.
  • <S9> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Oct 27 2021 10:41AM

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