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A butchered bone from Norfolk: evidence for very early human presence in Britain

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Simon Parfitt

UCL Institute of Archaeology, GB
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Before the Anglian glaciation some 450,000 years ago, much of England was drained by large rivers that deposited sediments - known as the Cromer Forest-bed Formation - now exposed along the coast of East Anglia. The Forest-bed has yielded a great variety of fossils but until now no definite evidence of human activity. The recent discovery of cut marks on a bison bone collected from it in the nineteenth century demonstrates conclusively that humans were present in this part of East Anglia over half a million years ago.

How to Cite: Parfitt, S., (2004). A butchered bone from Norfolk: evidence for very early human presence in Britain. Archaeology International. 8, pp.14–17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ai.0805
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Published on 15 Aug 2004.
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