Time Team

Season 3 Episode 2

Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

Aired Sunday 5:45 PM Jan 14, 1996 on Channel 4
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Hunting for Mammoth Stanton Harcourt is an ancient village 8 miles west of Oxford, Stanton means 'place of the stones' as indeed it has, the magnificent rebuilt henge, the Devil's Quoits. However the Team have been sent to investigate a series of palaeochannel deposits buried beneath the second gravel terrace of the river Thames. The quarrying of river gravels in the past have revealed incredible finds of more than 900 bones and teeth of animals including mammoth, elephant, horse, bison, bear, lion and hyena, many in almost perfect condition.moreless

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