Findspot - Neolithic flint flakes, Meon Hill

Description of this historic site

Findspot - various Neolithic flint artefacts, including flakes, scrapers and cores, were found on Meon Hill in the early 20th century.

Notes about this historic site

1 Finds from the ploughed fields inside Meon Hill. These included flint flakes and scrapers, also cores. Three possible Neolithic axes (WA 6065). A few flint flakes were found during excavation of a possible Iron Age hut (PRN 5459).
2 New Place Museum catalogue lists finds of flint leaf arrowheads, awls, chisels (?), cores, one fabricator, rubbed and battered pebble/hammer stones, two Neolithic axes. A survey produced only a sparse scatter of flint and it is argued that dense Neolithic/Bronze Age occupation seems unlikely.
4 Four axes are listed, two now lost, from the locality of Meon Hill – (6/c) basalt; (8/c/cl).
6 Large stone axe head from SP 17 45. The axe was given to a gentleman (who collected material from Meon Hill between 1904 and 1906) in 1907. He had it in his possession for 10 or 12 years after buying it at Cotterill Corbett`s farm sale; it was used as a door stop prior to the sale. Corbett farmed land up to the top of Meon Hill on the North slope in the parish of Quinton. The number 448 stuck to the axe is the serial number used the gentleman in his notebook. The rock is water-lain, low grade metamorphic, volcaniclastic rock of acidic to intermediate composition. A New Zealand origin would be quite consistent with this rock-type. It was probably imported into Britain from New Zealand some time duting the 19th century.
1 /Desc Text /Hodges T R /1906 /TBAS /Vol 32 /p101-15 /CRO /N /
2 /Desc Text /Price E and Watson P /1982 /WMANS /No 25 /p78-82 /WMB /Y /
3 /Desc Text / / /DoE /AM7 / /WMBFI 1825 /Y /
4 /Desc Text /Thomas N /1974 /TBAS /Vol 86 /p32 /WMB /N /
5 /Desc Text / / /DoE /AM7 / /WMB /N /
6 /Desc Text /PJW /1994 / / / /WMB /Y /

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