The first image shows the approach down the deep beck valley side of maltby beck to the excavation.
The second image shows the early stages of the excavation, even at this stage i was in no doubt that i had found yet another continuation of the Stainton gravel beds.
The third image shows the gravel bed becoming more apparent, as are the deposits both above and below identical in make up and thickness as at my main stainton excavation at Stainton beck just short of a mile east
The seventh image shows a horse upper molar, these gravel beds ime told must be over 20.000 years old, yet ive also been told by professionals in the past that there were no horses in this area around that time !!! well ive found plenty.
The remaining images show the washed and dried bone found, the larger bone is a piece of a tibia but its to damaged to id.
Thanks for that Petrov
Update on this excavation 26,8,2012
I excavated another metre in today although i did not discover as many fossils as usual, i did uncover this lower jaw piece, i also discovered a rich organic section below the tightly packed gravel bed.
The first image shows the sit before i started the second excavation.
Image two shows the upper jaw piece, i t was excavated about 2 metres into the packed gravel bed.
Image three shows the separate sequence of layers as at the main excavation at Stainton beck about a mile to the east.
Image four and five show the mandible after being washed.
Update on excavated fossils
This piece has coating a of many different small crystals the main stone is full of small Ammonites and coral among other unidentified pieces
The geological layers at this location are as follows-
Red - brown loamy friable almost stoneless clay.
Blue grey sandy clay containing organic material average thickness 100mm
Stainton gravel bed containing fossils and preserved mammall bones.
Mixture of sandy clay deposits and plastic almost stoneless red clay.