Wivenhoe and the last Ice Age

It all started 2.6 million years ago

Hilmar Rosenthal

Wivenhoe gravel pit now designated a SSSI filled with water

The attached article was initiated by two shards of flint found in the Wivenhoe gravel pits. It has been suggested that these flints were worked and used by humans. These flints were found in a layer of sediment laid down in the gravel pits during the last Ice Age.

Further investigation brought to light the geological, geographical and the earliest evidence of human species from the last ice age up until the permanent habitation by modern man.

Prehistoric finds exhibited in the Wivenhoe Chapel Museum indicate that Wivenhoe and the surrounding areas of Essex and Norfolk show evidence that human species migrated through or even settled in these parts.

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This page was added on 28/06/2019.

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