Find Spot record 0239400000 - RITCHINGS PARK: PURSER'S PIT

Summary

Lower to Middle Palaeolithic flint artefacts found in brickearth working at Purser's Pit

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • ARTEFACT SCATTER (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Description

FAIRLY SMALL NUMBER OF PALEOLITHS FROM PURSERS PIT, BUT INCLUDES HAND AXES & FLAKES IN MINT CONDITION FROM BRICKEARTH (LISTED & SKETCHED, B3)(B1-3).
BRICKEARTHS CONSIDERABLY CONTORTED & LOCALLY MIXED WITH UNDERLYING GRAVEL ?DUE TO SOLIFLUXION ON EDGE OF TERRACE (B4,B6).
PURSER'S PIT SHOWN AT NGR (B5).
Site mentioned in English Rivers Palaeolithic Survey, pit open but no longer worked (B7-8).
Purser's Pit, Iver. The palaeoliths consist of one handaxe, a scraper, two levalloisian blades and three flakes (B9).

Sources (10)

  • <1>SBC7187 Article in serial: A D Lacaille. 1936. 'THE PALAEOLITHIC SEQUENCE AT IVER, BUCKS', IN ANTIQUARIES JOURNAL 16 PP420-443. Vol 16.
  • <2>SBC7201 Article in serial: A D Lacaille. 1959. 'PALEOLITHS FROM BRICKEARTH IN SE BUCKS', IN RECS OF BUCKS 16 PP274-288. Vol 16.
  • <3>SBC2056 Index: BUCKS PALAEOLITHIC INDEX: IVER.
  • <4>SBC17077 Bibliographic reference: WYMER J 1968 LOWER PALAEOLITHIC ARCHAEOLOGY IN BRITAIN P252.
  • <5>SBC12047 Map: PIKE A R FROM BI1 (MAP P421) & OS 1944 SIX INCH MA P (PROVISIONAL EDITION).
  • <6>SBC11858 Photograph: PHOTOGRAPHS OF PURSER'S PIT IN GEOLOGICAL RECORDS CENTRE..
  • <7>SBC23341 Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project: Regions 7 (Thames) and 10 (Warwickshire Avon). Site MTV-3 No.14 p72.
  • <8>SBC23342 Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Survey: Regions 7 and 10: North of the Thames and Warwickshire Avon. MTV-3 No.14.
  • <9>SBC22555 Unpublished document: Greater London Council. 1977. The Archaeology of the Colne Valley Park. Table2.
  • <10>SBC24829 Unpublished document: Phoenix Consulting. 2015. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment: Land at North Park Road, Iver.

Location

Grid reference TQ 03000 79750 (point)
Civil Parish IVER, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire

Finds (2)

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC13406)
  • Event - Interpretation: Desk-based assessment of Langley Airfield, Richings Park, in advance of mineral extraction (EBC16325)
  • Event - Intervention: Surface find (EBC12766)

Record last edited

Dec 20 2021 6:24AM

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