Monument record LKH 040 - New Fen, Lakenheath, (Mesolithic-Bronze Age)

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Summary

`A few Beaker sherds, two scrapers and pieces of burnt flint and bone were found in a sandhill surrounded by black soil at New Fen, Lakenheath'

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 7061 8529 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TL78NW
Civil Parish LAKENHEATH, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1960: `A few Beaker sherds, two scrapers and pieces of burnt flint and bone were found in a sandhill surrounded by black soil at New Fen, Lakenheath' (S1, S5).

Possibly same as listed in D L Clarke's corpus, number 923F, of Developed Southern (British) group (S1, S2).

?Same as `TL 708 852'. Thin scatter of Beaker sherds, worked flints, 4 scrapers, bones, burnt flint (Grace, Lady Briscoe)'(S3, S4).

Also Mesolithic material, including microliths, (S6).

Billington (S7) places the Mesolithic material as having come from the area of LKH 198.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL78NW21.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Clarke, D.. 1970. Beaker Pottery, 1970, 497.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Smedley, Norman & Owles, Elizabeth. 1960. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1960.
  • <S4> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Lakenheath, New Fen, Beaker 1960.
  • <S5> Cartographic materials: Lady G Briscoe. 1960, 1961. MIHLM, 6 inch record map.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 11509.
  • <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 1060.

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Record last edited

Jul 24 2020 8:40AM

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