Southerham Machine Bottom Pit facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||East Sussex|
|Area||1.8 hectares (4.4 acres)|
|Location map||Magic Map|
This site is historically significant for the number and quality of fossils of Cretaceous fish found there by nineteenth century scholars such as Gideon Mantell. These fossils are particularly important for helping to understand the early evolution of fish groups such as the teleosts.
The site is private land with no public access.
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