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Paper, 'Theoretical considerations on the condition under which the drift deposits containing the remains of extinct mammalia and flint-implements were accumulated and on their geological age and on the loess of the south of England and north of France' by Jos [Joseph] Prestwich

Reference number: PT/70/4

Date: 1862

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Prestwich sent this paper to the Royal Society in several parts over the course of 1862 and 1863. 173 manuscript pages including three figures and two separate plates.

Subject: Geology / Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Theoretical considerations on the conditions under which the (drift) deposits containing the remains of extinct mammalia and flint implements were accumulated, and on their geological age. - On the Loess of the valleys of the South of England, and of the Somme and the Seine'.

Original paper received by the Royal Society on 20 March 1862 and 15 May 1862 and read 27 March and 19 June 1862, respectively. Further addition to paper received 21 May 1863.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 12, 1863.

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PT/70/4
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1862
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175 pages
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Manuscript

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Joseph Prestwich

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Joseph Prestwich, Paper, 'Theoretical considerations on the condition under which the drift deposits containing the remains of extinct mammalia and flint-implements were accumulated and on their geological age and on the loess of the south of England and north of France' by Jos [Joseph] Prestwich, 1862, PT/70/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_70_4/paper-theoretical-considerations-on-the-condition-under-which-the-drift-deposits-containing-the-remains-of-extinct-mammalia-and-flint-implements-were-accumulated-and-on-their-geological-age-and-on-the-loess-of-the-south-of-england-and-north-of-france-by-jos-joseph-prestwich, accessed on 13 April 2024

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