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HER Number:18163.28
Name:CARN BREA - Neolithic lithic scatter

Summary

Numerous stone artefacts have been collected from the surface or retrieved from excavations on Carn Brea

Grid Reference:SW 6855 4078
Parish:Carn Brea, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 18163.28
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW64SE 113.7-.2-113.7-.3

Monument Type(s):

Full description

Unprovenanced finds from Carn Brea hill include the blade end of a sandstone axe, a hammer-stone and a whetstone (b7). Mercer noted over a dozen greenstone axes from the C19th excavations (b3) and Evans (et al, b2) allocated the axes and roughouts from this collection to Group XVI; apparently the greenstone artefacts matched the rock-types found in the Camborne area (?) though a factory site has yet to be found. Mercer claims that axes of this type were worked on Carn Brea, within the eastern summit enclosure (b4).


<1> UNKNOWN, 1895, ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 1895, VOL 13, 28 (Unedited Source). SCO6566.


<2> EVANS, GRINSELL, PIGGOTT & WALLIS, 1962, 4TH REPORT ON IDENTIFICATION OF STONE IMPLEMENTS, VOL 28, 221, 223, 237, 257-258 (Unedited Source). SCO7843.


<3> Mercer, R, 1970, The Neolithic Settlement on Carn Brea: Preliminary Report, 1970 (Cornish Archaeology No 9, 1970), VOL 9, 56-57 (Article in serial). SCO3933.


<4> Mercer, R, 1972, The Excavation of the Neolithic Settlement, Carn Brea, 1972: interim note (Cornish Archaeology 11, 1972), VOL 11, 6 (Article in serial). SCO3931.


<5> Cornwall Archaeological Society, 1973, Cornwall Archaeological Society newsletter, NO 13, 1 (Article in serial). SCO8215.


<6> SMITH, IF, 1981, STONE ARTEFACTS, 153-160 (Unedited Source). SCO8634.


<7> UNKNOWN, 19--, RIC CATALOGUE (Unedited Source). SCO6821.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO6566 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 1895. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 1895. JRIC. VOL 13, 28.
[2]SCO7843 - Unedited Source: EVANS, GRINSELL, PIGGOTT & WALLIS. 1962. 4TH REPORT ON IDENTIFICATION OF STONE IMPLEMENTS. PPS. VOL 28, 221, 223, 237, 257-258.
[3]SCO3933 - Article in serial: Mercer, R. 1970. The Neolithic Settlement on Carn Brea: Preliminary Report, 1970 (Cornish Archaeology No 9, 1970). CA No 9. VOL 9, 56-57.
[4]SCO3931 - Article in serial: Mercer, R. 1972. The Excavation of the Neolithic Settlement, Carn Brea, 1972: interim note (Cornish Archaeology 11, 1972). CA No 11. VOL 11, 6.
[5]SCO8215 - Article in serial: Cornwall Archaeological Society. 1973. Cornwall Archaeological Society newsletter. CAS NEWSLETTER. NO 13, 1.
[6]SCO8634 - Unedited Source: SMITH, IF. 1981. STONE ARTEFACTS. EXCAVATIONS AT CARN BREA, ILLOGAN. MERCER (ED). 153-160.
[7]SCO6821 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 19--. RIC CATALOGUE.

Associated Finds

  • FCO1272 - AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2501 BC)
  • FCO1274 - AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2501 BC)
  • FCO3262 - BEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2501 BC)
  • FCO4462 - HAMMERSTONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2501 BC)
  • FCO1273 - POLISHER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2501 BC)
  • FCO3261 - SADDLE QUERN (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2501 BC)
  • FCO4463 - WHETSTONE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2501 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

18163Part of: CARN BREA - Neolithic tor enclosure, Iron Age hillfort (Monument)