A journey through time along the Crossrail south-east line: understanding the evolution of the lower Thames


Graham Spurr with Mary Nicholls and Virgil Yendell


The archaeology investigated along Crossrail’s south-east worksites across the Thames floodplain, from Stepney Green to Abbey Wood, tells the story of the lower Thames throughout the Holocene (from c 10,000 years ago to the present). Geoarchaeologists recorded the deep floodplain sediments at six sites along the route, providing the basis for an understanding of the changing landscape of the wider lower Thames area from Erith to Greenwich, Canning Town to Hornchurch, framed as a journey through time.

Crossrail Archaeology Series – 8

MOLA 2017 ISBN 978-1-907586-42-2 Pk 60pp 40 bl/wh and col ills

The Crossrail archive is available online.