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Published: 27 January 2009

Fieldwork continues in all weathers for the enterprise arm of the Department.

A field evaluation for Palaeolithic remains took place in Hadlow, central Kent on January 6th, in a temperature of –6 oC. River gravels were found, dating to perhaps 300,000 years ago, but no evidence of early Man.

The intemperate conditions provided an opportunity to ponder how they survived without thermal underwear.

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