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Recent work at the lower palaeolithic site of Corfe Mullen, Dorset, England

Recent work at the lower palaeolithic site of Corfe Mullen, Dorset, England
Recent work at the lower palaeolithic site of Corfe Mullen, Dorset, England
Changes in the geological interpretation of the history of the ancient Solent river basin have focused attention on 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 occupation such as the Boxgrove Marine embayment. However, the artefacts were believed to come from the bluff of the river terrace and were thus not in situ. This paper explores that question and re-examines the context from which the handaxes at Corfe Mullen were discovered.
0079-497X
35-50
McNabb, J.
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Hosfield, R.
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Dearling, K.
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Barker, D.
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Strutt, K.
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Bates, M.
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Hosfield, R.
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Dearling, K.
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Barker, D.
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(2012) Recent work at the lower palaeolithic site of Corfe Mullen, Dorset, England. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 78, 35-50. (doi:10.1017/S0079497X00027092).

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Abstract

Changes in the geological interpretation of the history of the ancient Solent river basin have focused attention on 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 occupation such as the Boxgrove Marine embayment. However, the artefacts were believed to come from the bluff of the river terrace and were thus not in situ. This paper explores that question and re-examines the context from which the handaxes at Corfe Mullen were discovered.

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Published date: January 2012
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 346317
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346317
ISSN: 0079-497X
PURE UUID: e5f23f82-4e72-4beb-a4a4-f997fc38aa7f

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Date deposited: 17 Dec 2012 14:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:04

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Author: J. McNabb
Author: R. Hosfield
Author: K. Dearling
Author: D. Barker
Author: K. Strutt
Author: J. Cole
Author: M. Bates
Author: P. Toms

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