Elder Bush Cave, Wetton, Staffordshire


NGR: SK 0978 5488

NMR: SK 05 SE 2

SMR: 00051, 05008

SAM: Staffs 35

Excavation: G.H. Wilson, 1934-9; D. Bramwell, 1946-52.

Curation: Buxton Museum; Bolton Museum.

Burials: MNI: 1+

Finds: Neolithic and Early Bronze Age flints; Neolithic, Early Bronze Age, Early Iron Age and Romano-British pottery; animal bones.

Date: : Neolithic or Bronze Age (4)

14C: 10600 bp (OxA-811) on Cervus bone; 9000 bp (OxA-812) on charcoal.

Bibliography:

Bramwell, D. (1947-50) Peakland Archaeological Society Newsletter 1: 2-4; 2: 3-4; 3: 3-4; 4: 2-4; 5: 3-4; 6: 2-3; 7: 3-5.

Bramwell, D. (1964) The excavations at Elder Bush Cave, Wetton, Staffs. North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies 4: 46-59.

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

Bramwell, D. & Shotton, F.W. (1982) Rodent remains from the Caddis-bearing tufa of Elder Bush Cave. Quaternary Newsletter 38: 7-13.

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

Gowlett, J.A.J. et al. (1986) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 4. Archaeometry 28: 206-221.

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

Rowe, P., Austin, T. & Atkinson, T. (1989) The Quaternary evolution of the South Pennines. Transactions of the British Cave Research Association 16: 117-121.

Wilson, G.H. (1937) Cave work in the Manifold Valley. Caves and Caving 1 (2): 61-69.

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