Saturday, 8 September 2012
Stainton gravel beds found and excavated at another location.
The end of today's excavation only one bone was found and no fossils, but as at Stainton and all the other excavations the bed was full of unrounded whinstone.
The geological layers at this location are as follows-
Red- brown loamy friable almost stoneless clay
Blue grey stoneless sandy clay containing organic material, average thickness 150 mm .
Stainton gravel bed average thickness 400 mm
Red plastic almost stoneless clay containing well preserved fossils.