Dowel Cave (Dowel Hall Cave), Earl Sterndale, Derbyshire


NGR: SK 0756 6759

NMR: SK 06 NE 13

SMR: 6807 to 6811

SAM: Dr 285, 13243

Excavation: D. Bramwell, 1958-9.

Curation: Stockport Museum; Buxton Museum.

Burials: MNI: 10+ (6 adults, 4 juveniles).

Finds: Retouched flint flakes, Peterborough ware pottery, Beaker sherd, bone point, Romano-British artefacts, animal bones.

Date: : Later Neolithic (2)

14C: 11,200 bp (OxA-1463) on antler.

Bibliography:

Bramwell, D. (1957) Preliminary note on Dowel Hall Cave. Peakland Archaeological Society Newsletter 14: 16-17.

Bramwell, D. (1958) Second report on the investigations at Dowel Hall Cave. Peakland Archaeological Society Newsletter 15: 8-13.

Bramwell, D. (1959) Third report on the investigations at Dowel Hall Cave. Peakland Archaeological Society Newsletter 16: 7-10.

Bramwell, D. (1959) The excavation of Dowel Cave, Earl Sterndale, 1958-9. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 79: 97-109.

Bramwell, D. (1960) The vertebrate fauna of Dowel Cave. Peakland Archaeological Society Newsletter 17: 9-12 & 23.

Bramwell, D. (1977) Archaeology and palaeontology. In Ford, T.D. (ed) Limestones and Caves of the Peak District. Geo Books, Norwich, pp. 263-295.

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

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1989) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 9. Archaeometry 31: 207-234.

Marsden, B.M. (1977) The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. Privately printed.

Yalden, D.W. (1986) Neolithic bats from Dowel Cave, Derbyshire. Journal of Zoology 210: 616-619.

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