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Seabed prehistory: investigating palaeolandsurfaces with palaeolithic remains from the southern North Sea
Tizzard, L.; Baggaley, P.A.; Firth, A.J. (2011). Seabed prehistory: investigating palaeolandsurfaces with palaeolithic remains from the southern North Sea, in: Benjamin, J. et al. (Ed.) Submerged prehistory. pp. 65-74
In: Benjamin, J. et al. (Ed.) (2011). Submerged prehistory. Oxbow Books: Oxford and Oakville. ISBN 978-1-84217-418-0. xiii, 338 pp., more

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Keywords
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    Prehistory; Palaeolithic; Stone artefacts; Pleistocene fauna

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  • Tizzard, L.
  • Baggaley, P.A.
  • Firth, A.J.

Abstract
    Between December 2007 and February 2008, lithic artefacts, including handaxes, fl akes, cores, and faunal remains were discovered in stockpiles of gravel at the SBV Flushing Wharf, near Antwerp, Belgium. Th e artefacts were recovered from a discrete locale within Area 240; a marine aggregate licence area situated approximately 11 km off Great Yarmouth on the coast of Norfolk, England. Th e discovery has shown that archaeological material of great signifi cance can be present in deposits targeted for marine aggregate extraction. However, archaeologists have only limited capacity to identify and localize such deposits in the marine environment. This chapter presents the latest results of an ongoing project that uses geophysical, geotechnical, and seabed sampling methodologies to provide data on the context of the handaxes and other material recovered from Area 240.

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