Paleolithic Archaeology of the Solent River


Wenban-Smith, F. and Hosfield, R. (eds.) (2001) Paleolithic Archaeology of the Solent River, London, UK, Lithic Studies Society, 112pp. (Lithic Studies Society Occasional Papers, 7).

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Description/Abstract

The ancestral Solent River region has been known since the late 19th century as a prolific area for Palaeolithic artefacts and Pleistocene deposits but had, until the 1990s, been generally neglected for research. The meeting brought together the increasingly numerous Palaeolithic archaeologists and Pleistocene geologists working in the region to shae and discuss their preliminary results. The papers cover both Pleistocene geological and Palaeolithic archaeological themes and range in scope from regional syntheses and issues to more detailed studies of individual sites. The volume represents both an introduction to the Palaeolithic archaeology and Pleistocene geology of the Solent River and an up-to-date view of current research, as well as signposting directions for future work.

Introduction. F.F. Wenban-Smith

The Pleistocene geology of the Solent River system. J.K. Dix

The Pleistocene evolution and Palaeolithic occupation of the Solent River. D.R Bridgland

The meeting of the waters: raised beaches and river gravels of the Sussex Coastal Plain/Hampshire Basin. M.R. Bates

Some Earlier Palaeolithic find-spots of interest in the Solent region. D.A. Roe

As represented by the Solent River: handaxes from Highfield, Southampton. F.F. Wenban-Smith

Priory Bay, Isle of Wight: a review of current knowledge. R.D. Loader

The Broom Pits: a review of research and a pilot study of two Acheulian biface assemblages. G.D. Marshall

The Lower Palaeolithic of the Solent: site formation and interpretive frameworks. R.T. Hosfield

Prospecting the Palaeolithic: strategies for the archaeological investigation of Middle Pleistocene deposits in southern England. K. Wilkinson

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0951324632 (hardback)
Keywords: Solent River Palaeolithic archaeology Pleistocene geology Southampton handaxes
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 12554
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2005
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 09:06
Publisher: Lithic Studies Society
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12554

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