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The Relic Paleo Landscapes of the Thames Estuary

The Relic Paleo Landscapes of the Thames Estuary

Topic categories:

Geophysical

Sedimentology

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Feb 2010 - Mar 2011

Development:

Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

The Relic Paleo Landscapes of the Thames Estuary

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

"A geological and heritage assessment of the Outer Thames Estuary as part of an MALSF-MEPF Regional Environmental Characterisation project revealed c.15,000 km2 of palaeo-landscapes hypothesised as dating from 600,000 to 720,000 years ago. These deposits lie immediately offshore from the region that has produced the earliest archaeological evi...