Monument record MNL 014 - Hurst Fen, Mildenhall, (Mesolithic)

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Mesolithic finds from Hurst Fen Neolithic site.


Grid reference Centred TL 725 768 (402m by 446m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL77NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1954-1958: Hurst Fen Neolithic site excavated, (S4, S3).

Spring 1988: Fieldwalking produced 4 microliths. Others had been found in previous years. The finder has noted that some, unpatinated, microliths have been found in identifiable clusters of knapping debris which include broken leaf arrowheads and broken laurel leaves. Do these represent Neolithic microliths? Others are slightly patinated and are presumably acceptable as Mesolithic (S1).

March/April 1997: Two further surface finds of microliths (S5).

See also Neolithic & Bronze Age and Iron Age records.

Scheduled (S2)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> Finds Report: Pendleton C. 1997. Hurst Fen MNL 014.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S3> Article in serial: Smedley, N. and S. E. West. 1955. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1954- 1955.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Clark, J. G. D.. 1960. Excavations at the Neolithic Site at Hurst Fen, Mildenhall, Suffolk.
  • <S5> Finds Report: Pendleton C. 1988. Hurst Fen MNL 014.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J. & Bonsall, C.J.. 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales, CBA Research Report 20. 262.
  • <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 1095.
  • <S8> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (4)

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Record last edited

Jan 26 2021 10:41AM

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