Hamstead Marshall Pit facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Berkshire|
|Area||0.2 hectares (0.49 acres)|
|Location map||Magic Map|
This former gravel pit exposes gravels of the River Kennet, which were deposited around 450,000 years ago, during the Anglian ice age. Flint hand axes found on the site may be even older, showing that early humans were active in the Middle Palaeolithic in the area.
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