Monument record BCB 002 - Brundon Pit; Jordans Pit, Sudbury, (Palaeolithic).

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Prolilfic mammalian faunal remains and interglacial deposits associated with flint implements including Levallois.


Grid reference Centred TL 863 418 (102m by 346m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL84SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Gravel pit open in 19th century but extended in 1930s, when Reid Moir visited the pit and found palaeoliths. Excavations conducted by Moir at entervals between 1935 and 1937. Prolilfic mammalian faunal remains and interglacial deposits associated with the archaeology (S5).

Later MIS 7 (dated by Lithostraitigraphy, biostratigraphy, and U-series), below and within gravel (bed 3) of Stour. Primary and seconday context. Riverine. Warm; open grassland, woodland present, (S6, S8). However there are questions over provenance, especially considering the presence of a flat butted cordate "Bout Coupe", (S9)

See also (S1-S4, S7)

See also Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman records.

No further details found in Ipswich Museum Accession registers September 2020.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1936-70, 242.1,2,3,4; 1934-223.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Tindell-Hopwood, A.. 1939. Excavations at Brundon, Suffolk (1935-37): Part 2: Fossil mammals. PPS, 5, 1939, (1), 1-32.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p198-202.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Moir J R. 1939. Excavations at Brundon, Suffolk (1935-37): Part 1: Stratigraphy and archaeology. PPS, 5, 1939, (1), 1-32.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22794.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Pettitt, P.B. & White, M.J.. 2012. The British Palaeolithic: Human Societies at the Edge of the Pleistocene World. 246.
  • <S7> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL84SE33.
  • <S8> Article in serial: Szabo, B. J. and Collins, D.. 1975. Ages of Fossil Bones from British Interglacial Sites.
  • <S9> Unpublished document: Cutler, Hannah. 2013. Understanding Late Middle Palaeolithic Neandertal Landscape-use during Short-Term Occupations in Britain.
  • <S10> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Mar 5 2021 1:46PM

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