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Offline Ron Stilwell

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Cave in the chalk near Manston
« on: December 21, 2012, 14:09:57 pm »
This image is of an infilled chalk cave that was discovered on David Steed's land, in a chalk pit near the Eastern end of Manston runway in 1996, after chalk was excavated for a road building scheme at the Lord of the Manor Junction at Ramsgate.  This cave, at first thought to date from the Ice Age, is now known to be much more recent.  Regrettably, traces of the cave were lost very quickly once frost and rain got to it, and there is now virtually nothing left.
Full details of this cave and the surrounding archaeology can be found at:  http://www.kentarchaeology.ac/archrep/Manston01.pdf
Drawing by Colin A. Baker.

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Re: Cave in the chalk near Manston
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2023, 00:02:34 am »
A more up to date link to what I presume is the same report: https://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/10/023.pdf