Rock face at Oreston William Clift
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Rock face at Oreston
Plate 7 from the paper "On some fossil bones discovered in caverns in the limestone quarries of Oreston...", by Joseph Whidbey with the supplementary paper "A description of the fossil bones found in the caverns of Oreston...", by William Clift, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.113 (1823), pp.78-90. A painting of the fissured rock face at Oreston quarry, near Plymouth in Devon where fossil teeth and shells were found and what appear to be spoil heaps below it. This was the site of cave excavations for Palaeolithic remains and were visited by William Buckland FRS and other contemporary scientists.
Original: watercolour and ink on paper. 1822
- Image reference: RS-9892
- The Royal Society
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