Bondhay Valley

Along this valley are two sites, Lob Wells and Thorpe Common Rockshelter. George Gwynne-Griffiths (then George White) excavated both of these sites during the 1960s. From Lob Wells he recovered artefacts from the Late Upper Palaeolithic through to the Roman period.

Thorpe Common provided rich evidence for more than one phase of use as a camp site during the Mesolithic after the last Ice Age. Associated with the most recent of these camps was a series of limestone blocks arranged in a semi-circular plan. These blocks may have held down some form of windbreak.


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