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HER Number:MDV62752
Name:Pomeroy Wood, Flint Scatter

Summary

There is some evidence for a prehistoric stone industry on the Pomeroy Wood site. The raw material was mostly flint with some chert with scrapers as the dominant tool. Four Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age arrowheads were also recovered.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 131 993
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGittisham
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGITTISHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NW/202/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ARTEFACT SCATTER (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC (Between))

Full description

Fitzpatrick, A. P. + Butterworth, C. A. + Grove, J., 1999, Prehistoric & Roman Sites in East Devon: The A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement, 277-280 (Report - Excavation). SDV100627.

The distribution of flaked stone material on the Pomeroy Wood site indicates an extensive scatter with no specialised activity areas. The overall character of the assemblage suggests that there was some manufacture of flaked stone artefacts although the initial preparation of the cores may have taken place elsewhere. The raw material was mostly flint with some chert and with scrapers as the dominant tool. The character of the assemblage suggests a mid to late 3rd millennium BC date. The presence of three oblique arrowheads and a barbed-and-tanged arrowhead also suggests a Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age Date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV100627Report - Excavation: Fitzpatrick, A. P. + Butterworth, C. A. + Grove, J.. 1999. Prehistoric & Roman Sites in East Devon: The A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement. Wessex Archaeology Report. 16. A4 Bound. 277-280.

Associated Monuments

MDV72687Related to: Honiton Showground, Flint Scatter (Monument)
MDV62749Related to: Pomeroy Wood Fort, Gittisham (Monument)
MDV62753Related to: Pomeroy Wood, Prehistoric Pottery (Find Spot)

Associated Finds

  • FDV809 - ARROWHEAD (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FDV808 - BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FDV807 - SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV3970 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Aug 11 2006 11:18AM