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Micromorphological Evidence of Middle Pleistocene Landscape and Climatic Changes from Southern England: Westbury-Sub-Mendip, Somerset and Boxgrove, W. Sussex

Goldberg, P; Macphail, RI; (1990) Micromorphological Evidence of Middle Pleistocene Landscape and Climatic Changes from Southern England: Westbury-Sub-Mendip, Somerset and Boxgrove, W. Sussex. Developments in Soil Science , 19 (C) pp. 441-447. 10.1016/S0166-2481(08)70359-3.

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Abstract

This investigation attempts to estabilish the on-site and regional settings for the sediments from the cave of Westbury-sub-Mendip, Somerset and the transgressive/regressive coastline associated with the Acheulean site of Boxgrove, West Sussex. At Westbury-sub-Mendip the karstic environment changed from phreatic to vadose with the latter showing a marked increase in cryoclasric activity. The coast at Boxgrove progressed from marine and brackish to freshwater deltaic environments, the last associated with major Achulean occupation during a short-lived phase of soil ripening. These were later buried by gravels and solifluction deposits. In both cases, faunal and other environmental indicators point to increasing climatic deterioration. © 1990.

Type: Article
Title: Micromorphological Evidence of Middle Pleistocene Landscape and Climatic Changes from Southern England: Westbury-Sub-Mendip, Somerset and Boxgrove, W. Sussex
DOI: 10.1016/S0166-2481(08)70359-3
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1373791
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