Results of geological and archaeological observations at Switchback Road Pit, Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • 【DOI】

    10.1016/S0016-7878(99)80025-X

  • 【摘要】

    Gravel extraction at Switchback Road Pit, Maidenhead, which lay between Cannoncourt Farm, Furze Platt and Lower Mount Farm, Cookham - two of the most important locations for Palaeolithic handaxes in t... 展开>>Gravel extraction at Switchback Road Pit, Maidenhead, which lay between Cannoncourt Farm, Furze Platt and Lower Mount Farm, Cookham - two of the most important locations for Palaeolithic handaxes in the middle Thames Valley - was monitored as an archaeological condition of planning consent. Extraction at Switchback Road has now ceased and the results have identified the probable northern extent of the Furze Platt implement scatter and an additional discrete cluster of Palaeolithic handaxes within an otherwise low density distribution of material. Most of these implements are in a slightly rolled condition, indicating that they have not moved far from their original point of deposition. Lithological analyses have confirmed the geological deposits as part of the Lynch Hill Gravel, which was probably deposited between Oxygen Isotope Stages 10 and 8 (350 000-250 000 bp). 收起<<

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  • 【刊期】

    Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 1999年4期

  • 【语种】

    eng