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Sep 2015 - Suffolk
RGS Autumn Field Meeting
Leader: Peter Worsley
Marks Tey - Hoxnian interglacial site in claypit at Collier Brickworks
Brick making at W.H.Collier
Clay pit at Bulmers Brickworks
Section in Bulmer's pit - in Harwich Formation
Traditional brick kiln
Sutton Knoll display board – GeoSuffolk
Solution pipe in Coralline crag.
View to the west from Sutton Knoll
Pliocene Forest – RGS sponsored a tree for the late Howard Rose
Bawdsey East Cliff – convoluted bedding in Red Crag overlying London Clay
Cross bedding in Buckenay Farm Pit in Red Crag
Tourist trip to Sutton Hoo at the end of the day,
Westleton Beds at Wangford Quarry (early Pleistocene)
Pakefield cliffs – important Quaternary geological and archaeological site
Cromer Forest-bed Formation, overlain by the Anglian-aged Corton Sands Member and an overlying till, the Lowestoft Formation.
Lunch at Corton (Anglian type site)
Leet Hill Quarry; Kesgrave Group, Corton Sands and overlain by Lowestoft till
Hoxne – type site for Hoxnian interglacial
Harwich Formation (incorporating the Harwich Stone bed)
An RGS-er finds a beautiful example of a Mousterian hand axe
The hand axe
Effects of permafrost in Harwich Formation
Thank you Peter from the RGS!