New evidence for the origin of the Buchan Ridge Gravel, Aberdeenshire

  title={New evidence for the origin of the Buchan Ridge Gravel, Aberdeenshire},
  author={David Bridgland and Alan Saville and John M Sinclair},
  journal={Scottish Journal of Geology},
  pages={43 - 50}
Synopsis Archaeological excavations of prehistoric flint-extraction sites at Skelmuir Hill and Den of Boddam, Aberdeenshire, have provided opportunities for detailed study of the Buchan Ridge Gravel, which provided the source of the flint. Remnant bedding structures and rounded ‘ghost clasts’ have been observed, combining with the roundness of the flint cobbles to suggest that the deposit was once a clast-supported marine gravel that has suffered extensive weathering of non-durable clasts. The… Expand

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