Flint Implements in the Cromer Forest Bed


SINCE the reading of my paper on the humanly fashioned flints found upon the foreshore at Cromer before the Royal Anthropological Institute on May 3, I have again visited the Norfolk coast. This visit, in company with my friend Mr. Frank Barclay, of Cromer (who has recently collected close upon one thousand specimens of the ochreous artefacts from the foreshore), has resulted in the discovery of two flints, exhibiting the now well-known yellow coloration, in situ in the surface of the ferruginous “pan” or Stone Bed resting upon the chalk, and exposed, I conclude recently, at the base of the cliff above the beach deposits under Beeston Hills at Sheringham. This ferruginous deposit is of extreme hardness, and the two ochreous flints discovered could be dislodged only with great difficulty. There is, therefore, no doubt of any kind that the specimens form part of the deposit in which they occurred, which, without question, passes in under the very lofty cliff present at this spot.

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MOIR, J. Flint Implements in the Cromer Forest Bed. Nature 107, 458–459 (1921). https://doi.org/10.1038/107458c0

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