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Age of Certain Gravels in the New Forest Area

Nature volume 128, page 222 (08 August 1931) | Download Citation



ALTHOUGH the researches of Dr. Longstaff, Mr. H. Bury, Mr. R. A. Smith, and others have thrown much light on Quaternary problems in the New Forest area, a good deal still remains obscure. For sometime past a former pupil of mine, Mr. J. Preston, has been examining the gravel exposures which lie to the east of the Hampshire Avon, and recently we studied together these sites and the various stone tools which have been found. Especially interesting is a pit near Hordle. It lies about 100 ft. above sealevel and opens on the side of a small valley, debouching on the Solent a short distance away. The section in the pit is as follows:

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