Prehistoric Finds, Glastonbury Tor

Record ID:  118068*1 / MNA136767
Record type:  Find Spot
Protected Status: Scheduled Monument
NT Property:  Glastonbury Tor; South West
Civil Parish:  Glastonbury; Mendip; Somerset
Grid Reference:  ST 511 385
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Summary

These objects imply that the Tor was at least frequented during the above mentioned periods, if not actually occupied.

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Monument Types

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC to 10001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Description

Chance finds made at Glastonbury Tor include:
Upper Palaeolithic flints, Mesolithic flints, Neolithic flints ( Rahtz 1971, p.43); Neolithic greenstone axe ( Rahtz 1971, p. 43). A leaf-shaped flint arrowhead was found on the surface before 1918, and given to Taunton Museum, Acc. No. A2233.

These objects imply that the Tor was at least frequented during the above mentioned periods, if not actually occupied.

References

  • --- SZN10288 - Article in serial: P A Rahtz. 1971. Excavation on Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, 1964-6. 127.

Designations

Other Statuses and References

  • HER/SMR Reference (External): 23603
  • National Monuments Record Reference: ST53NW4

Associated Events

  • ENA3273 - Archaeological Intervention,
  • ENA3399 - Heritage Assessment,

Associated Finds

  • FNA107 - AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FNA108 - ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

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