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Of mammoths and other monsters: historic approaches to the submerged Palaeolithic

Of mammoths and other monsters: historic approaches to the submerged Palaeolithic
Of mammoths and other monsters: historic approaches to the submerged Palaeolithic
Recent research on the submerged central and southern North Sea basin has focused on the end of the story, the last few millennia before the final inundation. Much older deposits do survive, however, and are documented by collections of Pleistocene fauna recovered by fishing fleets operating from Dutch and British ports during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Analysis of the British collections allows them to be assigned to specific areas of seabed and to broad stages of the Pleistocene climatic sequence. The results provide evidence of more complex and fragmentary undersea landscapes than can be detected using geophysical approaches alone, and indicate targeted areas for future work.
submerged prehistory, palaeolithic, submerged landscapes
0003-598X
857-875
Bynoe, Rachel
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Dix, Justin
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Sturt, Fraser
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Bynoe, Rachel
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Dix, Justin
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Sturt, Fraser
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Bynoe, Rachel, Dix, Justin and Sturt, Fraser (2016) Of mammoths and other monsters: historic approaches to the submerged Palaeolithic. Antiquity, 90 (352), 857-875. (doi:10.15184/aqy.2016.129).

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Abstract

Recent research on the submerged central and southern North Sea basin has focused on the end of the story, the last few millennia before the final inundation. Much older deposits do survive, however, and are documented by collections of Pleistocene fauna recovered by fishing fleets operating from Dutch and British ports during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Analysis of the British collections allows them to be assigned to specific areas of seabed and to broad stages of the Pleistocene climatic sequence. The results provide evidence of more complex and fragmentary undersea landscapes than can be detected using geophysical approaches alone, and indicate targeted areas for future work.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 September 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 July 2016
Published date: August 2016
Keywords: submerged prehistory, palaeolithic, submerged landscapes
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 397143
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397143
ISSN: 0003-598X
PURE UUID: 6fd0c0c8-4803-4fd5-8d9b-eb546c842641

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Date deposited: 28 Jun 2016 11:56
Last modified: 09 Dec 2019 19:34

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