Darfar Crag Cave (Wetton Mill Fissure), Wetton, Staffordshire


NGR: SK 0971 5590

NMR: SK 05 NE 31

SMR: 40041

SAM: -

Excavation: W. Finn and C. Stonier, 1986.

Curation: Stoke-on-Trent Museum.

Burials: MNI: 2 (1 adult, 1 juvenile).

Finds: Animal bones.

Date: : Neolithic (1)

14C: 4669 bp (OxA-V2137-50), 4914 bp (OxA-V2137-51) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Barker, I. & Beck, J.S. (2010) Caves of the Peak District. Hucklow Publishing, Derbyshire.

Blockley, S.M. (2006) Living and dying in transition: funerary behaviour, subsistence and landscape use in Britain 16,000-6,000 Cal BP. Unpublished PhD. Thesis, University of Bradford.

Milner, M. & Johnson, S. (1983) Brief history of the Manifold Valley Caves. The Manifold Caver, 1983: 5-10.

Papakonstantinou, N. (2009) Human Skeletal Remains from Neolithic Caves in the Peak District: an Osteoarchaeological and Taphonomic Approach. Unpublished MSc dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.

Trent and Peak Archaeological Trust (1993) Manifold Valley, Staffordshire, Cave Survey. Trent and Peak Archaeological Trust and RCHME.

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