Monument record STU 001 - Stutton Shore, (Palaeolithic)

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Brickearth exposure on a low cliff edge, producing Pleistocene fauna and paleoliths.


Grid reference Centred TM 140 330 (927m by 197m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM13SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Brickearth exposure on a low cliff edge, producing Pleistocene fauna and paleoliths.

Late 19th century: Occasional discoveries over a long period eroding from cliffs:

1883: John Evans recorded a flake he found at foot of cliff in 1883

1942: Excavation by HEP Spencer. Finds of animal bones include vole molars and incisor, mammoth, straight tusked elephant, rhinoceros, horse, bos/bison, red deer, giant deer, lion , bear, birds, pig and fox (S2) and freshwater shells are also listed flakes, two hand-axes, two levallois cores, fauna (S1-S2).

Also Terminal Palaeolithic bruised blade, (S7)

Part of SSSI.

See also Neolithic record.

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

Sources/Archives (8)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: Billington, L, P.. 2016. Lithic Scatters and Landscape Occupation in the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: A Case Study from Eastern England.. P 226.
  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1944-49; 1947-157; 1949-121; 1951-1; 1920-77; 956-94; 962- 76.1.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J.J.. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. 210.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 261.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Evans, J.. 1897. The Ancient Stone implements, weapons and ornaments of Great Britain.
  • <S5> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM13SE15.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Wymer, J.J.. 1999. The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPs) The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation of Britain (TERPS). 22824.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Jacobi, R.. 2014. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Lithic Artefact (PaMELA) database. 331.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

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Record last edited

Nov 12 2020 5:28PM

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