Globe Pit

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Globe Pit
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Globe Pit 1.JPG
Area of Search Essex
Grid reference TQ625783
Interest Geological
Area 0.4 hectares
Notification 1986
Location map Magic Map

Globe Pit is a 0.4 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Little Thurrock in Essex.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site.[3]

Natural England describes Globe Pit as "an important site for the interrelationship of archaeology with geology since it is vital in the correlation of the Lower Palaeolithic chronology with the Pleistocene Thames Terrace sequence". Interpretation of the site is controversial, and it is therefore important for future research. There is a considerable quantity of Clactonian flint tools, [1] dated by Paul Pettit and Mark White to MIS 10 to 9, around 350,000 years ago.[4] [5]

The site is on private land with no public access.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Globe Pit citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Map of Globe Pit". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Globe Pit, Little Thurrock (Quaternary of the Thames)". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. ^ Pettit, Paul; White, Mark (2012). The British Palaeolithic: Human Societies at the Edge of the Pleistocene World. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. pp. 181, 183. ISBN 978-0-415-67455-3.
  5. ^ Terry Carney, Fifty Years of Thurrock Archaeology (in Thurrock Gold, Thurrock Local History Society, 2002)

Coordinates: 51°28′44″N 0°20′20″E / 51.479°N 0.339°E / 51.479; 0.339