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The prehistory of the County of Norfolk, England
England
is broken into specific time periods. Norfolk
Norfolk
has a very rich prehistoric past, from the Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
era 950,000 years ago, to end of the Iron Age
Iron Age
2000 years ago. Indeed, Norfolk
Norfolk
has the earliest evidence of human occupation of what is now Britain, and some of the country's best-preserved archaeological sites.

Contents

1 Palaeolithic

1.1 Lower Palaeolithic 1.2 Middle Palaeolithic 1.3 Upper Palaeolithic

2 Mesolithic 3 Neolithic

3.1 References 3.2 References

4 Bibliography 5 References 6 External links

Palaeolithic[edit] The period from almost three quarters of a million years ago until around 10,000 years ago. During the Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
and Mesolithic
Mesolithic
periods the coast of Norfolk would have been 60–70 km further to the north than today, with much of the North Sea
North Sea
a wide, open plain. The size of the habitable land would have varied through the different glacial and interglacial periods up until the end of the Anglian Stage, as would have the climate, flora and fauna, and the general landscape of Norfolk. The Anglian glaciation was the 3rd from last glacial stage and occurred between 400,000 and 500,000 years ago. This stage was the last time the ice sheets reached East Anglia
East Anglia
and it resulted in the deposits known as the Corton Formation. The majority of the evidence for Lower and Middle Palaeolithic occupation in East Anglia
East Anglia
survives as redeposited flakes and tools recovered from river gravel deposits. These river gravels were laid by the ancestral Thames and Bytham River systems. Large quantities of artefacts were identified from gravel quarries during the 19th and early 20th century due to the increased demand for gravel in the construction industry and the hand sorting of this gravel. Lower Palaeolithic[edit]

c. 950,000 BC. Homo antecessor
Homo antecessor
evidence in Norfolk.[1]

Bones and flint tools found in coastal deposits near Happisburgh. The artefacts were in situ in riverine deposits of the Cromer Forest Bed series. Experts previously thought the earliest humans arrived 700,000 years ago. The flint assemblage consists of;

a ovate handaxe,[2] a thinning flake/handaxe thinning flake,[3] a flake,[4] a scraper,[5] 29 flakes & hammerstone(?) & fragments,[6] retouched flint flake,[7] and Lower(?) Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
ovate flint hand axe.[8]

The importance of the flint assemblage of Happisburgh
Happisburgh
is not just to the understanding the prehistory of Norfolk, but to the understanding of prehistoric Europe. This is due to the first mentioned hand axe in the assemblage. The hand axe is an ovate handaxe made from black flint with pale grey coarse-grained inclusions, one face carries two small areas of pebble cortex, and is in near perfect condition. This handaxe is believed to be the earliest tool yet found in Europe;[9] it was probably used as a knife for cutting up carcasses.[2] The environmental conditions of Happisburgh, shown through pollen analysis, suggests a picture of a temperate woodland with areas of fen carr and aquatic plants growing in a maritime environment of tidal sediments. With evidence showing a preponderance of pine and alder, with oak, elm and hornbeam also present; members of the galingale, buttercup and nettle families point to fen or reedswamp environments, while water-starwort, water lilies and bulrushes are among the aquatic plants present.[10] Other Lower Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
sites in Norfolk
Norfolk
include:

Whitlingham:

worked flint, tool, cleaver, axe, collection of Lower Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
flint implements, including three flint cleavers and five flint handaxes

Keswick:

axe, flint, Acheulian
Acheulian
type flint hand-axe, Early Wolstonian Stage, side scraper found with flint at the gravel pit near Keswick Mill in 1957

South Acre:

axe, worked flint, flint Levallois type hand-axe, missing its tip, found with a Neolithic flint industry at South Acre, Lower Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
lithic core of Clactonian
Clactonian
type and a side scraper made on a flake, found at South Acre
South Acre
between 1935 and 1939

Runton:

broken tip of a thin pointed Lower Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
handaxe

There is little evidence of human occupation during the subsequent Ipswichian Stage between around 180,000 and 70,000 years ago, lead. Middle Palaeolithic[edit] Roughly 60,000 years age to 30,000 years ago. Well-preserved in-situ Middle Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
open-air sites are exceedingly rare in Europe and very unusual within a British context.

Lynford Quarry, Mundford: 60,000 years ago Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthals)

In-situ mammoth remains and associated Mousterian
Mousterian
stone tools and debitage. The artefactual, faunal and environmental evidence were sealed, in-situ, within a Middle Devensian
Devensian
palaeochannel with a dark organic fill. 44 pristine Mousterian
Mousterian
flint handaxes, the remains of at least nine Mammuthus primigenius, (woolly mammoths). The assemblage. Some 590 worked flint artefacts consisting of number of handaxes (pointed, subcordiform, cordiform, ovate and bout coupé forms), three cores and a number of retouched, utilised and waste flakes were individually recorded with over 1,000 pieces of microdebitage recovered from the 0.50 m2 spit units. A number of the handaxes and flakes were found in direct association with bones and/or tusks. The artefacts are generally fresh and relatively sharp with minimal abrasion or post-depositional edge damage. Typologically the assemblage falls within the Mousterian
Mousterian
of Acheulean
Acheulean
Tradition (MTA) facies of the Middle Palaeolithic.[11] The Fauna, flora and environmental evidence. In total, some 2,079 bones, tusks, antlers and teeth of Mammuthus primigenius (mammoth), Coelodonta antiquitatis(woolly rhinoceros), Rangifer tarandus (reindeer), Equus ferus
Equus ferus
(horse), Bison priscus (bison), Canis lupus
Canis lupus
(wolf), Vulpes vulpes
Vulpes vulpes
or Alopex lagopus
Alopex lagopus
(red or Arctic fox) and Ursus arctos
Ursus arctos
(brown bear) were individually recorded and a further 25,000 bone, tooth and tusk fragments recovered. Feces of scavengers (possibly the spotted hyena Crocuta crocuta) were also recovered from the organic sediments. No articulated skeletons were found. The bone varied in condition with some bones extensively weathered and others exhibiting traces of gnawing by predator-scavengers. Bone fractures characteristic of marrow extraction by hominids have been identified on some of the reindeer and horse bones recovered from the deposit. The faunal remains recovered from the palaeochannel are typical of the Pin Hole Mammal Assemblage Zone of the Middle Devensian.[11] Through archaeo-environmental analysis, 150 species of insect have been identified. These indicate the presence of standing water, marsh, bare sand and grass. Dung and carcass beetles add to the picture of giant rotting mammals being scavenged by hyenas and Neanderthals.[11] The presence of sub-Arctic plants, insects and snails at this site indicates that the Neanderthals
Neanderthals
of this time lived in a climate like that of modern Scandinavia.[12] Interpretation The mammoths appear to have been butchered but it is unclear whether these beasts were hunted, or their meat simply scavenged from corpses. The site is internationally important due to the rarity of such sites being preserved. Other sites There is little evidence from this period. Other sites within modern Norfolk
Norfolk
include:

Little Cressingham see; Lawson, 1978: ‘A Hand Axe from Little Cressingham’, AJ Lawson (E Anglian Archaeology Report #8, 1978; p. 1)

Upper Palaeolithic[edit] The Upper Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
period covers the end of the last glaciation Devensian
Devensian
Stage and the immediate post-glacial period Flandrian. At the beginning of this period Britain was a part of the European landmass and settlement in Norfolk
Norfolk
was just an extension of the settlement of the North European Plain, while by the end of this period it had become more or less the island that we now know. At the end of the Devensian
Devensian
the sea-level was about 30 m below present with most of the land becoming forested with the ameliorating climate. In the mid-9th millennium BP, with the breaching of the land bridge, East Anglia became cut off from the rest of north-west Europe. Sea
Sea
levels rose rapidly and peat formation commenced in low-lying areas. Although material has been recovered from across the region dating to this period, there have been very few large scale excavations, particularly in recent years. The majority of material identified from East Anglia
East Anglia
consists of stray artefacts with only a few known stratified sites. Norfolk
Norfolk
also lacks the cave sites which have proved to be so important for the preservation of sites in other areas e.g. Kent's Cavern, Torbay, Devon; Creswell Crags, Derbyshire; Gough's Cave, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. The Earlier Upper Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
is very poorly represented across the whole region although there is somewhat more known from the Later Upper Palaeolithic.[13] Early Upper Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
Flint
Flint
leaf points reported at Heacham
Heacham
and Feltwell
Feltwell
but it is not certain that they are not products of the later, Neolithic
Neolithic
industries which also included leaf points. List of sites

Carrow Road
Carrow Road
football ground. Experts believe the tools could be from the Upper Palaeolithic
Palaeolithic
era, could be 12,000 years old, from 10,000 BC.[14] Titchwell, near Brancaster, is a beach site exposed only at very low tides which has yielded a large collection of Late Up Palaeo flints and is clearly a near-intact land surface, suffering slow erosion.[15] (J J Wymer and P A Robins 1994) Hockwold cum Wilton
Hockwold cum Wilton
evidence of long blade industries (Healy 1996, 53) Methwold
Methwold
evidence of long blade industries (Healy 1996, 53)

Healy F., 1996 The Fenland Project No. 11: The Wissey Embayment: evidence for pre- Iron Age
Iron Age
occupation accumulated prior to the Fenland Project, E. Anglian Archaeol. 78, 53 J J Wymer and P A Robins 1994 A long blade flint industry beneath boreal peat at Titchwell, Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
Norfolk
Archaeology, Vol XLII, part 1 In general this period is still poorly understood in Norfolk. Mesolithic[edit] The beginning of the Holocene
Holocene
corresponds with the beginning of the Mesolithic
Mesolithic
age in most of Europe around 10,000 years ago. Temperatures rose, probably to levels similar to those today, and forests expanded further. By 8,500 years ago, the rising sea levels caused by the melting glaciers cut Britain off from continental Europe for the last time. The warmer climate changed the Arctic environment to one of pine, birch and alder forest; this less open landscape was less conducive to the large herds of reindeer and horse that had previously sustained humans. Those animals were replaced in people's diets by less social animals such as elk, red deer and aurochs which would have required different hunting techniques in order to be effectively exploited. Tools changed to incorporate barbs which could snag the flesh of a hunted animal, making it harder for it to escape alive. Tiny microliths were developed for hafting onto harpoons and spears. Woodworking tools such as adzes appear in the archaeological record, although some flint blade types remained similar to their Palaeolithic predecessors. The dog was domesticated because of its benefits during hunting (see Star Carr) and the wetland environments created by the warmer weather would have been a rich source of fish and game. It is likely that these environmental changes were accompanied by social changes with the groups that inhabited Britain at this time. Evidence from other parts of Britain suggests that during this period the people were becoming more settled rather than solely nomadic see Howich[16] on the Northumbrian coast, Dunbar
Dunbar
in East Lothian,[17] although there is no evidence found in Norfolk
Norfolk
to date. Sites

Titchwell
Titchwell
has a rich site of the Late Glacial
Glacial
and Early Mesolithic period. The site lay beside a small stream but the then coastline was still far distant - the sea level 60 metres below its present level. Leman and Ower Banks, 40 km off Norfolk. A barbed antler point radiocarbon dated to about 9800BC, dredged off the sea bed in 1931.

Due to the coast being much further out than the present coast line and the barbed antler point found in the North Sea
North Sea
suggests there are many more Early Mesolithic
Mesolithic
sites under the North Sea
North Sea
off the Norfolk coast. Other inland sites

Kelling Heath. In terms of scattered flintwork over a large area, Kelling Heath
Kelling Heath
is one of the richest sites of this time in Norfolk. With artefacts including cores, blades, flakes, in all 51 Mesolithic flint objects; 3 two-platform blade cores, 3 one-platform blade cores, 1 core, 15 blades and bladelets, 29 flakes and flake fragments.[18] Due to the intensely acid soil of this part of the Cromer Ridge nothing but the flintwork has survived. Such a high (high for Norfolk) vantage point would have allowed the Mesolithic
Mesolithic
hunters magnificent views of the wide plains that are now the North Sea, which may have been the reason for the visits, probably seasonal from generation to generation. Great Melton. This parish on the River Yare has revealed through excavation and fieldwalking a number of Mesolithic
Mesolithic
sites, including one of the most important Mesolithic
Mesolithic
sites in Norfolk. A site near Pockthorpe has produced over 32000 mesolithic flint artefacts, including over 18000 flakes, over 12000 blades and over 280 mircoliths. The site was probably an open camp and flint working site. In the north of the parish close to the River Yare, a large number of Mesolithic
Mesolithic
and neolithic flint artefacts have been found which may suggest the flint was mined and flints worked on the site during the two periods. (Wymer, J.J. & Robins, P.A.. 1995.) Spong Hill. There are signs of forest clearance by burning from this site.

The Breckland
Breckland
district seems to have been attractive to hunter-gatherers during the Late Mesolithic
Mesolithic
(c. 6000-4000 BC). This may be due to its proximity to the fen-edge and salt marshes, which were rich in wildfowl, and eels. The lighter soils of Breckland, lighter than on the claylands to the north, would have resulted in the wildwoods being less dense thus enabling easier hunting of deer and other species. Two recent excavations in different parts of Thetford are:

Redcastle Furze near Thetford, Mesolithic
Mesolithic
flintworking site Two Mile Bottom near Thetford, Mesolithic
Mesolithic
flintworking site

Microliths
Microliths
have frequently been found in the Brecks, including along the Little Ouse
Little Ouse
Valley, and around the edges of the meres (small lakes). The heavier boulder clay of the Norfolk
Norfolk
till plain has a site that has produced more flint tranchet axes than any other in East Anglia

Banham

Wymer, J.J. & Robins, P.A.. 1995. A Mesolithic
Mesolithic
Site at Great Melton IN Norfolk
Norfolk
Archaeology. Vol. XLII, pp 125–147. Vol. XLII, p. 125ff. Neolithic[edit] The Neolithic
Neolithic
period, 4000-2500BC, has produced a larger archaeological record than the previous prehistoric periods due to their impact and changing their surroundings that the Neolithic peoples had on the landscape, from industrial to maybe religious needs. By the time of the Neolithic
Neolithic
Norfolk, like the rest of Britain, was cut off from mainland Europe by the North Sea
North Sea
and the English channel. Norfolk
Norfolk
has revealed important information concerning this period in British history. Neolithic
Neolithic
communities seem to have preferred Norfolk's light soils and well-drained river valley tracts, rather than the heavily wooded central claylands, although these were probably occupied to some extent and also exploited for hunting and foraging. Excavation results indicate that the woodland was dominated by oak and pine, see Broome Heath and Colney. The fertile Rich Loam
Loam
region of north and east Norfolk, with its loess-rich soils, may have been especially congenial, and the number of possible monuments here is striking. Neolithic
Neolithic
settlements

Broome Heath The Broome Heath earthwork formed part of a monument complex which seems to have developed over some time, with a long barrow and round barrow constructed north-east of the northern terminal of the C-sharped enclosure, and a round barrow south-east of the southern terminal. Kilverstone, Thetford, 226 earlier Neolithic
Neolithic
pits interprecated as temporary occupation site (Garrow et-al 2005).

Duncan Garrow, Emma Beadsmoore & Mark Knight. 2005. Pit Clusters and the Temporality of Occupation: an Earlier Neolithic
Neolithic
Site at Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk. In VOLUME 71, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society Causewayed enclosures All of the Norfolk
Norfolk
Causewayed enclosure
Causewayed enclosure
sites appear to be approximately circular, defined by relatively narrow ditches and pit sections, interspersed with narrow causeways. These enclosures are generally defined by single ditches, however the recently published plot of Roughton (Oswald et al., 2001: fig. 6.7), has identified a second, more ephemeral, inner ditch or feature. The three possible Norfolk
Norfolk
examples are relatively small and have a marked circularity in comparison to many other causewayed enclosure sites in England

Buxton with Lammas Roughton see [19] Salthouse
Salthouse
in north-east Norfolk. The monument is approximately circular, with a diameter of 60 metres. The circuit appears to be divided into at least seven separate lengths of ditch, although there is a larger gap to the north where a further two stretches of ditch may be obscured. The enclosure lies at a height of 50 metres OD on a south facing slope. The location overlooks the areas to the East, South and West but is topographically situated slightly downslope from the higher ground to the immediate north.[20]

The way in which they were used is not fully understood, but they may have been a meeting point for small, dispersed groups of people living in the surrounding area, a place where the exchange of goods, ritual feasting and other ceremonial activities might have taken place. All three enclosures, the only sites of this type known from the county, are notable for their small size and circular shape. In national terms their morphology is rather anomalous, a characteristic which can be interpreted in a number of ways. It has been suggested that they may have more in common with hengiform monuments of the later Neolithic
Neolithic
and early Bronze Age
Bronze Age
than with 'normal' causewayed enclosures of the fourth millennium BC. Alternatively, they might represent a regional tradition distinct to this part of the country. In addition, the geographical distribution of the sites is confined to north-east Norfolk. While some allowance can be made for the usual factors associated with the distribution of cropmark sites (soils, geology, etc.), at present it seems that the clustering of the three sites in the north-east of the county may be of archaeological significance. The smaller dimensions of the Norfolk
Norfolk
sites may be a reflection of the size and dispersal of the communities creating, maintaining and using them and it may not be necessary to assume that they occurred later than elsewhere in Britain. Although at present no excavation has taken place on any of the Norfolk
Norfolk
'causewayed' enclosures so these questions have yet to be answered. References[edit]

Oswald, A., Dyer, C, and Barber, M. 2001. The Creation of Monuments: Neolithic
Neolithic
Causewayed Enclosures in the British Isles. Swindon: English Heritage

Henge sites

Arminghall Henge
Arminghall Henge
A small henge at Arminghall in Norfolk
Norfolk
which also enclosed a ring of posts has a diameter of only 30 metres. It lies near the junction of the rivers Yare and Tas, less than 4 km south of the centre of Norwich. Two circular ring ditches, the outer one 1.5 m deep and the inner one 2.3 m deep, with indications of a bank that once stood between them. In the centre stood eight massive posts, almost 1 m in diameter. The site dates to the Neolithic, with a radiocarbon date of 3650-2650 Cal BC (4440±150) from charcoal from a post-pit. The henge is orientated on the mid-winter sunset.[21] Markshall Another possible example, which has never seen excavation, has been recorded on the opposite side of the River Tas by aerial photography at Markshall (Wade-Martin 1999, plate 22). Costessey
Costessey
An undated circular enclosure is located in pasture, close to the confluence of the Rivers Tud and Wensum. It comprises a circular bank, with an internal diameter of about 30 m, and a circular ditch outside it. It has been suggested that it may be comparable to the Neolithic
Neolithic
henge at Arminghall. (Robertson, D. 2005.)

References[edit]

Beex, W., Peterson, J 2004. 'The Arminghall henge in space and time: how virtual reality contributes to research on its orientation'. In [Enter the Past] The E-way into the four dimensions of Cultural Heritage, CAA2003, BAR International Series 1227, pp. 490–493, Oxford.[22] Clark, J.D.G., 1936 'The Timber Monument at Arminghall and its Affinities', Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 2, 1-51 Robertson, D. (NLA), 2005.[23] Wade-Martin, P. (ed), 1999 Norfolk
Norfolk
from the Air II

Long Barrows In Norfolk
Norfolk
there is only rare evidence of the remains of Long Borrows, most of the remains having been ploughed flat over the years.

The Long Barrow at Broome Heath

Broome Heath, Ditchingham
Ditchingham
A Neolithic
Neolithic
burial mound or long barrow, about 50m long and 25m wide. Human remains were found in the 19th century, but these were probably a later insertion. Neolithic
Neolithic
flints and pottery fragments have been found over the years, often being excavated by rabbits.

The barrow, as well as being used for burial, may also have had ceremonial uses.

Harpley Common This Neolithic
Neolithic
long barrow is visible as an oval mound 1.2m high and 31m long by 23m wide. This is part of a larger mound that has been destroyed by ploughing and the construction of the Harpley to Weasenham St Peter road. The mound is surrounded by a ditch about 4.5m wide. The ditch is now infilled. Felthorpe
Felthorpe
This is a possible Neolithic
Neolithic
long barrow, which survives as an earthwork mound. Roughton Seen as a crop mark Marlingford
Marlingford
Seen as a crop mark Tuttington
Tuttington
Seen as a crop mark

Neolithic
Neolithic
Industry

Grimes Graves

View of a seam of Flint
Flint
in the Grimes Graves
Grimes Graves
excavation. The pit props are modern supports added when the site was excavated

is a large Neolithic
Neolithic
flint mining complex near Brandon close to the border between Norfolk
Norfolk
and Suffolk
Suffolk
.A recent survey by English Heritage found that Grimes Graves
Grimes Graves
was one of only ten Neolithic
Neolithic
flint mines known in England, of which only six survive as earthworks. Dating from roughly 3000-2000 BC, mining began at the site during the later Neolithic
Neolithic
and continued for a while into the Bronze Age. The Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxons
believed the site was the work of the god Grim - (possibly a euphemism for Woden,) -the place-name means 'Grim's quarries'. The available radiocarbon dates suggest that mining may have taken place over a period of between 500 and 1,000 years. It extends over an area of around 37 ha (0.37 km² / 96 acres) and consists of at least 433 shafts dug into the natural chalk to reach seams of flint. The deepest shafts are more than 12 m (40 feet) deep and the widest is around 18 m (60 ft,) in diameter at the surface. It has been calculated that more than 2,000 tonnes of chalk had to be removed from the larger shafts, taking 20 people around five or six months, before stone of sufficient quality was reached. An upper, (topstone,) and middle (wallstone,) seam of flint was dug through on the way to the deeper third seam (floorstone,) which most interested the miners. The mines were sunk at a rate of one every one or two years. Although recent research has suggested that small groups of mines may have been dug simultaneously. Mining was however neither intensive, nor on an 'industrial' scale, as we understand the term today. The geology at Grimes Graves
Grimes Graves
comprises a number of flint layers lying below sands and clays and interspersed between chalk. It was the upper three seams of flint which were exploited, and the lowest of the three, known as 'floorstone', was generally targeted because it was in larger tabular nodules, it was easily flaked, less flawed than flint from the other layers, and had a lustrous deep black colour. To get to the flint the Neolithic
Neolithic
miners dug shafts up to 12 m deep with radiating galleries at their base, as well as shallower pits from 3 m to 8 m deep. Some mines are grouped together with two or three in a single quarry, implying that some were dug in sequence. Whitlingham
Whitlingham
Evidence has been found in the area of a Neolithic
Neolithic
flint axe factory, including unfinished axes and waste flakes. In the 18th century a human skeleton, together with the picks made from deer's antlers, were found in one of the chalk tunnels - possibly the body of one of the Neolithic
Neolithic
flint miners.

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