Excerpt from The History of England: From the Earliest Times to the Norman Conquest
Crap. Vast halls through which she leads her disciples the Dawn of I the New, the Less New, the More New, and the Most New (eocene, Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene). In the last of these halls, which is represented by a mere line on the geological ground plan, yet which may easily have had a dura tion of years, we at last find our fellow-countryman, the first human inhabitant, as far as we know, of the British Isles. In certain well-known caves on the south coast of Devonshire (kent's Cavern and Brixham) there were found some sixty years ago ﬂint implements undoubtedly fashioned by human hands, along with the remains of hyenas and other animals long since extinct in the British Islands, and these were lying under a stalagmite ﬂoor which must have taken at least years, and may well have taken years, for its formation. It was thus conclusively proved that Paleolithic man whose handi work has been found in many other European countries, especi ally in the wonderfully interesting caves of Aquitaine, lived also, how many millenniums ago none can say, in the limestone caves of Britain. Besides these dwellers in caves and probably of an even earlier period than they, were the other Paleolithic men who have left abundant traces of their presence in the spear heads, ﬂints, scrapers and other large stone implements which are often found in the gravel deposits of ancient rivers.
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