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Sussex Ice Age Map

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We’ve been experimenting with using simple Google Maps to share information about Ice Age finds held in Sussex museums. This initial trial map takes all the known positions for finds of Pleistocene fauna and a selection of stone tools photographed by Lisa Fisher from the collections of the Sussex Archaeological Society.

You should be able to view the map here:

To produce a definitive map and set of useful linked images would be a considerable and expensive undertaking. But the value of such a map is demonstrating how widespread, and potentially localĀ  to where people live, finds of the distant Ice Age area and then unlocking the stories of landscape and environmental change, discovery and analysis which come along with each mammoth tooth or ancient stone tool.

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