Darfar Ridge Cave, Wetton, Staffordshire


NGR: SK 0980 5587

NMR: SK 05 NE 20

SMR: 00369, 04129, 04130, 05033

SAM: -

Excavation: F.H. Thomas, R. Moore, S. Nicholson, 1960-1; M. Milner 1980-1.

Curation: Stoke-on-Trent Museum.

Burials: MNI: 7 (3 adults, 4 juveniles).

Finds: Leaf shaped arrowhead; microlith; thumb scraper; Romano-British artefacts; animal bones.

Date: : Later Neolithic (4)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Anon (1993) Keele Archaeology Group Newsletter No 1.

Branigan, K. & Dearne, M.J. (1991) A Gazetteer of Romano-British Cave Sites and their Finds. Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield.

Green, H.S. (1980) The Flint Arrowheads of the British Isles. B.A.R. British Series 75. B.A.R., Oxford.

Milner, M. (1981) Recent discoveries in the Manifold Valley. Derbyshire Caving Association Newsletter 48: 1-4.

Milner, M. & Johnson, S. (1983) Darfar Ridge Cave. The Manifold Caver 25-28.

Nicholson, S. (1966) The second report on the excavation of Darfur Ridge Cave. Peakland Archaeological Society Newsletter 21: 20-25.

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 Unpublished MSc dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.

Thomas, F.H. & Moore, R. (1962) First report on the excavation of Darfur Ridge Cave. Peakland Archaeological Society Newsletter 18: 7-9 & 32.

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

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