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Durham University

Department of Geography

Departmental Research Projects

Publication details

Bridgland, D.R., Briant, R.M., Allen, P., Brown, E.J. & White, T.S. The Quaternary Fluvial Archives of the Major English Rivers. Quaternary Research Association; 2019.

Author(s) from Durham

Notes

Contents (which inlude several authored and co-authored components by me - DRB):

This might be better supplied as an electronic file?

Introduction: The role of the British fluvial record in understanding Quaternary change (DRB, RMB, EJB &TSW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Mammalian records from the English rivers (DCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
The Pleistocene non-marine molluscan fossil record of the major English rivers (TSW) . . 13
Palaeolithic artefacts from the English rivers: the human occupation of Britain and characteristic artefact assemblage types, ~1 Ma to 300 ka (MJW & DRB) . . . . . . . 19
Geochronological analysis of fluvial archives: the major English rivers (RMB & KEHP) . . 25
Documentation and crustal modelling of uplift in the English rivers (RW& DRB) . . . . . 30
Geoconservation and geodiversity of Quaternary fluvial sites (EJB) . . . . . . . . . . 37
The effects of Pleistocene glaciations on the major English fluvial systems (TSW & DRB) . 45
Quaternary fluvial archives of the River Thames (DRB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Quaternary fluvial archives of the erstwhile River Solent (RMB, RD, EE, MH & LB) . . . . 60
Quaternary fluvial archives of the River Severn system (DM & DRB) . . . . . . . . . . 70
Quaternary fluvial archives of the River Trent (DRB, AJH, RW, MJW & TSW) . . . . . . 76
Day 1 – Central London (walking tour):
The Thames terraces in central London (DRB, FWS, RMB, TSW, DCS) . . . . . . . . . 89
[Overnight – Purfleet]
Day 2 – Lower Thames
Wansunt Pit, Dartford Heath (MJW, DRB, PA, FWS & EJB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Swanscombe Heritage Park (Barnfield pit and Skull Site National Nature Reserve (DRB, TSW, DCS, MJW, FWS & EJB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Purfleet Chalk pits SSSI (DCS, PA, DRB, EJB, MJW, TSW, LCD & AAR) . . . . . . . . . 107
Lion Pit tramway cutting, West Thurrock (DCS, PA, DRB, MJW, TSW & EJB) . . . . . . 119
[Overnight – Farnham, Surrey]
The Farnham Quaternary river terrace sequence: optimal preservation of different handaxe types (DRB & MJW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Day 3 – The Solent system
Warsash, Terrace 3 section (MH, RD, SGL, NA & RMB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Hengistbury Head: last glacial sequence underlying Later Upper Palaeolithic site (RMB, MRB, RJAR, MWT & NB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Quaternary landscape change and evidence of hominin presence in the Avon valley (EE, LB & PT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Dunbridge/Kimbridge (PH & DRB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Overnight –Stratford-on-Avon (2 nights)

Days 4 & 5 – The Severn–Trent
Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (AJH, DK, SM & TLC) . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Derwent valley caves: evolution of Peak District tributary gorges, dating and valley incision (RW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Wilford Hill (DRB, AJH, RW & TSW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
The Trent Trench: Radcliffe-on-Trent Cliffs (SK 651404) (DRB, AJH, RW & TSW) . . . . 185
Norton Disney: fossiliferous site(s) in the Balderton Formation (TSW, DRB, AJH, JBI & RW) 188
Cropthorne and Eckington, Worcestershire: Avon terrace record (DM, DRB, TSW & EJB) 191
Waverley Wood Farm SSSI and associated localities (DRB & EJB) . . . . . . . . . . 200

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