East Norfolk cliff studies

The AS geology students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College have been studying the cliffs between Pakefield and Kessingland, south of Lowestoft, a rich source of study material.

The AS geology students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College have been studying the cliffs between Pakefield and Kessingland, south of Lowestoft, a rich source of study material. It was from Pakefield that evidence was reported in 2006 in British Archaeology for the earliest Northern Europeans, who lived here some 700,000 years ago.

Reuben Woolnough, the college's geology tutor, said: “The field trip was very productive and the students improved their ability to interpret sediments, concluding that the cliffs are made of materials deposited in a range of cold environments, such as under and in front of ice sheets. Glacial erratics (rocks carried here by ice sheets) from northern England and Scotland were identified, as well as several fossils of extinct marine creatures.”


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