XVII. On the occurrence of flint-implements, associated with the remains of animals of extinct species in beds of a late geological period, in France at Amiens and Abbeville, and in England at Hoxne

  title={XVII. On the occurrence of flint-implements, associated with the remains of animals of extinct species in beds of a late geological period, in France at Amiens and Abbeville, and in England at Hoxne},
  author={Joseph Prestwich},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={277 - 317}
  • J. Prestwich
  • Geography
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Few strata have been more extensively worked than the superficial sands, clays, gravels, and brick-earth belonging to the Drift or Pleistocene series, and a great number of cavedeposits belonging to the same period have also been carefully explored; nevertheless it is only in a few exceptional cases that the remains of man or of his works have been recorded as occurring in association with the mammalian and other organic remains so often found in such situations, and even these few exceptions… 

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    • I t would rather seem from this that they were flints found accidentally in a bed of clay or sand, which was worked as such, and the flints picked out and thrown on one side. I t is, however, possible that c may have been more argillaceous and overlaid by a local bed of sand (No. 3 of Mr. F rere) wi
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