Suffolk's Story 4


c. 11,440 BC
Sproughton

Sproughton bone point

This bone barbed point was found in 1974 in the Devil’s Wood Pit at Sproughton. It was used by hunter-gathers living in the Ipswich area toward the end of the last (Devensian) glaciation. A recent radiocarbon date gives an age of 11440±120 BC for the point.

3 Hoxne  4 Sproughton  5 Freston

The bone point is now in Ipswich Museum: http://www.cimuseums.org.uk/home.html


Further reading

Wymer, J.J., 'Two barbed points from Devils Wood Pit, Sproughton', East Anglian Archaeology vol. 1, 1975, 1–14.
Wymer, J.J., Jacobi, R.M. & Rose, J., 'Late Devensian and early Flandrian Barbed Points from Sproughton, Suffolk', Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society vol. 41, 1975, 235-41.