New evidence of long-blade technology from Lincolnshire

J. Hogue


There is relatively limited evidence of human occupation in Britain during the Younger Dryas. Evidence towards the end of this stadial is often typified by long-blade technology, which has tended to be recovered from find- spots in south-eastern England. This paper reports on the recent discovery of a characteristic bruised blade indicating for the first time the extension of long-blade technology into Lincolnshire. Furthermore, it indicates the potential for in situ deposits dating from the terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene along margins of the River Bain near Horncastle.

Keywords: Late Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Pleistocene/Holocene transition, bruised blade, lames mâchurées, Horncastle

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