The Sub-Crag Flint Implements

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THE series of flints from the sub-Crag detritus bed, collected by Mr. J. Reid Moir, and figured in my paper in the Phil. Trans. of May, 1912, are now placed in the Ethnological Department of the British Museum, Bloomsbury, under the care of Sir Hercules Read, K.C.B., keeper of that department. So many archæologists have been anxious to see them that I have been glad to avail myself of Sir Hercules Read's kind offer to place them on view, and to allow serious students to have access to them. They include the highly flaked, somewhat hooked specimen from the mid-glacial sands of Ipswich (Fig. 6 of my memoir), and the well-shaped rostro-carinate implement of the same age from Foxhall (Figs. 2 and 3 of my memoir). Besides seven well-marked rostro-carinate sub-Crag implements, the series includes the large and heavy flint with a “Chellean” flaking on both faces at one end (Figs. 38, 39, and 40 of my memoir) and several smaller pieces which, if found in river gravels, would be admitted at once as typical scrapers and borers; also the curious four-sided pyramid figured in my memoir (Figs. 25 and 26).

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