Recent Work at the Lower Palaeolithic Site of Corfe Mullen, Dorset, England

McNabb, J. and Hosfield, R.T. and Dearling, K. and Barker, D. and Strutt, K. and Cole, J. and Bates, M. and Toms, Phillip (2012) Recent Work at the Lower Palaeolithic Site of Corfe Mullen, Dorset, England. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 78. pp. 38-50.

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Abstract

Changes in the geological interpretation of the history of the ancient Solent river basin have focused attentionon the handaxes discovered in the Corfe Mullen area during quarrying before the Second World War. Recent geological research suggests that the fluvial terrace the handaxes are associated with may pre-date the Anglian glaciation. This is important because it contributes to the question of just when the Solent basin was first occupied by hominins, and how this relates to other areas of possible contemporary pre-Anglian occupationsuch as the Boxgrove Marine embayment. However, the artefacts were believed to come from the bluff of theriver terrace and were thus not in situ. This paper explores that question and re-examines the context fromwhich the handaxes at Corfe Mullen were discovered.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Phillip Toms
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 15:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2016 13:33
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3401

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