Rock face at Oreston by William Clift

Rock face at Oreston

William Clift

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Rock face at Oreston

William Clift

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

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