Artefacts of Upper Palæolithic Facies from Coombe Deposits underlying the Gravels of the Flood Plain

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I HAVE lately recorded in these columns1 the occurrence, south of the Thames, of a ‘floor’ yielding flint implements of Upper Palæolithic types and fragments of coarse pottery inter-stratified between Coombe Deposits. The relation of these Coombe Deposits to the Gravels of the Flood Plain has been clearly demonstrated, north of the Thames, by the officers of the Geological Survey.2 For there the Flood Plain Gravels may be seen overlying the Coombe Deposits; the latter, as at Greenhithe, consisting, in ascending order, of Coombe Rock, coarse gravel, brickearth, and stony loam containing ‘rafts’ of Coombe Rock.

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    NATURE, 128, 548 Sept. 26, 1931; 128, 909 Nov. 28, 1931.

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    Mem. Geol. Survey, 1924, Dartford, pp. 107 and 109.

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    Moir, J. Reld, Proc. Prehist. Soc. E. Anglia, 6, 200; 1930.

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BURCHELL, J. Artefacts of Upper Palæolithic Facies from Coombe Deposits underlying the Gravels of the Flood Plain. Nature 129, 25 (1932) doi:10.1038/129025a0

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