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Age of Certain Gravels in the New Forest Area

Nature volume 128, page 378 (29 August 1931) | Download Citation

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I WAS much interested in reading Mr. Burkitt's letter under the above heading,1 since some of his conclusions coincide with those that I had formed after a study of similar deposits in the basins of the Thames and Kennet in Berkshire.2 He suggests that implements of St. Acheul type were deposited in the gravels when the coast-line stood about 100 ft. above its present level. It is reasonable to suppose that at that time our rivers were flowing about the same height above their present beds. Gravels about 100 ft. above the present rivers occur in the Upper Thames basin and beside the Kennet, but have produced no implements. East of the Goring Gap, however, where the terrace is usually 80 ft. above the river, and is known as the Boyn Hill terrace, they are numerous.

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    NATURE, 128, 222, Aug. 8, 1931.

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    See "Arch. Berks" Chaps. 1 and 2.

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  1. Westbrook House, Boxford, Nr. Newbury, Berks, Aug. 8.

    • HAROLD J. E. PEAKE

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