A Middle Palaeolithic site at Lynford Quarry, Mundford, Norfolk: Interim statement

W. A. Boismeir, Danielle C. Schreve, Mark J. White, D. A. Robertson, A. J. Stuart, S. Etienne, J. Andrews, G. R. Coope, M. H. Field, F. M. L. Green, D. H. Keen, S. G. Lewis, Charles French, E. D. Rhodes, J.-L. Schwenninger, K. Tovey, R. E. Donahue, M. P. Richards, S. O'Connor

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In late February and early March 2002, an archaeological watching brief at Lynford Quarry, Mundford, Norfolk revealed a palaeochannel with a dark organic fill containing in situ mammoth remains and associated Mousterian stone tools and debitage buried under 2–3 m of bedded sands and gravels. Well-preserved in situ Middle Palaeolithic open air sites are very unusal in Europe and exceedingly rare within a British context. As such, the site was identified as being of national and international importance, and was subsequently excavated by the Norfolk Archaeological Unit with funding provided by English Heritage through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-324
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Prehistoric Society
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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