Quartzite Implements at Brandon

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AT the recent conference held by the Anthropological Society on the present state of the question of the antiquity of man, the president, Mr. John Evans, referred to the finding of implements made of quartzite at Brandon, and remarked that as that rock did not exist in the neighbourhood excepting in the glacial drift, the implements must have been made from pebbles obtained from the glacial beds, and were therefore of post-glacial age. This statement was made at the end of the meeting when there was no opportunity of replying to it, and as its effect must have been great, I shall be obliged if you will allow one who believes that none of the palæolithic implements are of postglacial manufacture to make some remarks upon it.

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BELT, T. Quartzite Implements at Brandon. Nature 16, 101 (1877) doi:10.1038/016101a0

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