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Pleistocene

GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE: Ice ages cover Northern lands, sea level falls

TERRESTRIAL ANIMAL LIFE: Woolly mammoths and rhinos, saber toothed cats. cave lions. Giant marsupials in Australia. Human hunting skills develop, many large mammals disappear.

PLANT LIFE: Grasslands

SEA LIFE: Whales

 


Geological Guide to Hornsea

 

Hornsea is part of the Holderness Coastline, and due to its rapid erosion rates, is often the subject for study in school geography lessons. Holderness is underlain by Cretaceous Chalk but along this coastline, it is so deeply buried beneath the glacial deposits that it is never exposed on the beach.

 

The cliffs are dominated by deposits of till and boulder clays deposited during the Devensian glaciation period (Pleistocene age). Within these deposits, you will find many erratics, and it is these that contain the Jurassic, Carboniferous and Cretaceous fossils

 

 

 

Pleistocene
0.01 - 1.55 MYA
L
A
T
E
Great Eastern Drift Chalky outwash sands and gravels

Happisburgh
Mundesley

Chalky Boulder Clay
Gravelly and chalky yellow sand
Laminated stoneless and chalky clay
North Sea Drift Clean Yellow sands Sidestrand
Upper Till
Mundesley Sands
Cromer Till
Holderness Boulder Clay and Till

Hornsea
Mappleton
Reighton Gap
Tunstall
Easington
Withernsea
Ulrome
Cayton Bay

Portland Rasied Beach
 
Elephant Bed Lepe
Selsey Beds
 
March Gravels
 
Clyde Beds
 
Taplow
 
Upper Flood Plain Thames Terraces
 
Eemian
 
Wurmian
 
OIS5 East Mersea
OIS6 East Mersea
OIS7
Lower Flood Plain Themes Terrace
 
M
I
D
D
L
E
Wexford Gravels
 
Isle of Man Depostis
 
Hoxnian
 
Boyn Hill Thames Terrace
 
Rissian
 
E
A
R
L
Y
Corton Beds
Bridlington Crag
 
Yoldia Beds
 
Chillesford Beds
 
Westleton Beds

Wangford Quarry
Thorington Pit

Cromerian

Pakefield
West Runton
Overstrand
Corton
Mundesley

Mindelian
 
Gunzian
 
Pre-Gunzian
 
Chalky Boulder Clay

Gisleham
Field Farm
Priory Farm
Pakefield
Corton

Pre-Gunzian
 
Pastonian clays, and shell beds.
East Runton
Wroxham Crag Formation

 



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