This dataset includes the desk study, WSIs, and fieldwork reports for investigations undertaken within the Crossrail North Woolwich portal worksite. The location of the site was predicted through use of a geo-archaeology borehole predictive model, which is also included.
The work discovered a Mesolithic ‘tool-making site’ which included 150 pieces of refitting worked flint, among them blades. The evidence suggests a prehistoric hunting group was using the site to test, divide and prepare river cobbles used to make flint tools, before transporting them to another site to complete the tool-making process. A small hearth feature was also present.
The site reveals evidence of humans returning to the Thames Valley region after a long hiatus during the previous Ice Ages.