TG3006 : Fossil marine shell found at Bramerton Pits

taken 8 years ago, near to Surlingham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Fossil marine shell found at Bramerton Pits
Fossil marine shell found at Bramerton Pits
The fossil was found beside the footpath, a short distance to the north-east of Blakes Pit. For a view of Bramerton Common Pit see > LinkExternal link. The wooded hillside adjoining Bramerton Common at Woods End, above the southern bank of the River Yare, conceals a 12 metres thick layer of shelly silts and sands which has given its name to an early Pleistocene glacial stage called Bramertonian Stage. Bramerton Pits > LinkExternal link is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is regarded as a key reference locality. The fossil marine shells found here indicate that sea levels were much higher when these sediments were deposited here. A variety of fossil animals including marine fishes, extinct voles, a gomphotene mastodont and an extinct otter have been found on the site which has been excavated on several occasions.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009
Category
Rock Feature > Fossils   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 301 062 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.3317N 1:23.8246E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 301 063
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