The Observatory Gravels and the Travellers’ Rest Pit, Cambridge, England

Philip Gibbard & RG West
An examination of the past descriptions of the Pleistocene Observatory Gravels and the sediments of the Travellers’ Rest Pit of north-west Cambridge has illustrated their relation to the local landscape in terms of sediments and age. The Travellers’ Rest Pit sediments, which include gravels and ‘loams’, represent aggradation and alluviation/colluviation in a former drainage way which resulted from diversion to the west of the Cam valley drainage by glaciation in the Fenland in the Late...

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