Discovery of Stone Implements of Lower Palæolithic Age in Ireland


FOR many years past, as is well known, the prevailing opinion among archæologists has been that no traces of palæolithic man have come to light in Ireland; and it has been generally believed that he never lived in that country. During recent visits to Rosses Point, Sligo, I had considerable opportunities of examining the coast sections and the beach material there exposed, and I have been so fortunate as to discover a series of implements, and flakes, in limestone which, by their provenance and forms, I do not hesitate to refer to the Lower Palæolithic (Early Mousterian) period.

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BURCHELL, J. Discovery of Stone Implements of Lower Palæolithic Age in Ireland. Nature 120, 260–261 (1927).

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