Find Spot record IPS 137 - Cliff Quay Generating Station, Ipswich, (IAS 9111).

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Flint implements, reindeer bones, solutrean flint blades, large Mousterian implement, flakes.


Grid reference Centred TM 1705 4210 (690m by 683m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1920, 1929, 1932, 1948: Flint implements, reindeer bones, solutrean flint blades, large mousterian implement (Handaxe?), flakes, (S3).

1956: Palaeolithic thigh bone of giant ox or bison dredged up during Cliff Quay extension work . EADT cutting, 13.10.56 shows photograph and gives description (S1).

See also (S3, S4).

See also IPS 060 and 928. Wymer (S5) suggests that there is overlap of the finds due to imprecise provenenance.

White and Pettitt (S6) note that all claimed "Solutrean" examples in Britain are likely Earlier Upper Palaeolithic.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, LXIV, 9.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. 1920-15, 1929-24-27, 1932-153, 1948-82.
  • <S3> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version).. IAS 9111.
  • <S4> Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive. IAS 9111.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22754?.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Pettitt, P.B. & White, M.J.. 2012. The British Palaeolithic: Human Societies at the Edge of the Pleistocene World.

Finds (6)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 10 2020 2:55PM

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