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    Quaternary sea level landforms and sediments in southern England: description of Geological Conservation Review sites

    Briant, Rebecca M and Haggart, B.A. and Schreve, D. and Whiteman, C.A. (2022) Quaternary sea level landforms and sediments in southern England: description of Geological Conservation Review sites. Proceedings of the Geologists Association , ISSN 0016-7878.

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    Abstract

    The Hampshire Basin of southern England contains a number of sites, reviewed here, that contain evidence for former sea levels over a period of c. 0.5 million years and can also be used to aid in understanding of uplift over time and human activity in the landscape. They include three sites where fossiliferous sediments overlie a palaeo shore platform in either Chalk (Boxgrove and Black Rock) or softer sediments (Bembridge), which are the most robust evidence of former sea levels. The other four sites are less useful as palaeo sea level indicators, but contain rich fossil sequences (e.g., Selsey East Beach, Boxgrove, Earnley, Stone Point) or abundant archaeological artefacts (Boxgrove, Priory Bay). Black Rock is most significant for the very rare cold-stage deposits overlying the raised beach and their associated fauna.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Becky Briant
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 13:43
    Last Modified: 10 Jan 2023 17:53
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/48484

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