North Park Farm Quarry, Bletchingley, Surrey: Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) Dating of a Mesolithic Archaeological Site, Stage 1

Author(s): Richard Bailey, Nick Branch, J Stallard

Eight Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dates were obtained from the Mesolithic site at North Park Farm Quarry, Surrey, to provide a chronological framework for natural and cultural events. The OSL measurements indicate that redeposited Lower Greensand material accumulated prior to Mesolithic activity between c 764–500,000 years ago and around 24,000 years ago. This process continued during the period of human activity as shown by the results from below and above an in-situ Mesolithic hearth.

Report Number:
98/2007
Series:
Research Department Reports
Pages:
15
Keywords:
Mesolithic Optically Stimulated Luminescence

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