the Wealden anticline, the major features of which are the high lands that cross the. Oxford: Clarendon Press a b Peter Wilkinson. 128 130 Visual arts edit The Long Man of Wilmington is Europe's largest representation of the human form Some of the earliest known art in Sussex is the carvings in the galleries of the Neolithic flint mines at Cissbury on the South Downs near Worthing. Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw. In the 19th century, geologist and palaeontologist Gideon Mantell began the scientific study of dinosaurs. 15 The close proximity of Sussex to the Continent of Europe, results in cold spells in winter and hot, humid weather in summer. 3 4 5 Contents Toponymy edit The name "Sussex" is derived from the Middle English Suth-sæxe, which is in turn derived from the Old English Suth-Seaxe which means (land or people) of the South Saxons 8 (cf. Help us to make the web a more beautiful place.