Digging up the Ice Age Recognising, recording and understanding fossil and archaeological remains found in British quarries. A Guide and Practical Handbook
by Simon Buteux, Jenni Chambers and Barbara Silva. Edited by Simon Buteux with contributions by David Keen, Danielle Schreve and Mark Stephens. vi, 189, illustrated throughout in colour, index.. 54 2009. Available both in printed and e-versions.
Printed ISBN 9781905739240. £14.99 (No VAT). Institutional Price £12.49 (Exc. UK VAT)
For over a hundred years, sand and gravel quarrying has been of enormous benefit to geology, palaeontology and archaeology – quarries have been the main source of Ice Age fossils and finds. It is because of deep excavations into Ice Age sediments that the geological sequences, the fossil remains of plants and animals, and the stone tools of Britain’s earliest human inhabitants have come to light. This handbook, packed with practical information and guidance is written for all charged with caring for the natural and historic environment, geologists and archaeologists and anybody with an interest in our past and future, and not least those working in the quarry industry.