Ice Age remains found at Norton Bottoms Quarry

In 2008, during extraction operations at our Norton Bottoms Quarry, our excavator driver encountered a number of Ice Age remains of large animals including Bison, Elephant and Hippopotamus. They were found at the bottom of the excavation, about 5-6 metres below surface level, at a low point. The remains include the head of a Bison. These finds are being studied by a team from Birmingham University who are engaged in the Trent Valley Palaeolithic Project.

Ice Age Bison Skull being excavated 1of2
Ice Age Bison skull
Ice Age Bison Skull being excavated 2of2
Ice Age Bison skull

Whilst such finds are not uncommon, they should provide some more detailed information of the Palaeo-environment.

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