Langwith Cave, Scarcliffe, Derbyshire


NGR: SK 5179 6949

NMR: SK 56 NW 8

SMR: 12306

SAM: Dr 76, 13239

Excavation: E.H. Mullins, 1903-12; D. Garrod, 1927.

Curation: Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography; Oxford University Museum; Derby Museum; Buxton Museum; Natural History Museum, London.

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

Finds: Flint artefacts, animal bones.

Date: : Iron Age (1)

14C: 2330 bp (OxA-2232) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Bell, A. (1915) Pleistocene and later bird fauna of Great Britain and Ireland. The Zoologist 19: 401-412.

Garrod, D.A.E. (1927) Excavations at Langwith Cave, Derbyshire, April 11-27, 1927. Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1991) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry Datelist 13. Archaeometry 33: 279-296.

Howard, A. (2003) Langwith bone cave. Mercian Geologist 15: 198.

Jenkinson, R.D.S. (1984) Creswell Crags. British Archaeological Reports British Series 122. B.A.R., Oxford.

Keith, A. (1915) The Antiquity of Man. Williams and Norgate, London.

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1997) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 24. Archaeometry 39: 445-471.

Manby, T.G. (1966) Creswellian site at Brigham, East Yorkshire. Antiquaries Journal 46: 211-228.

Mullins, E.H. (1907) Langwith Cave. Transactions of the East Derbyshire Field Club 31-34.

Mullins, E.H. et al. (1913) The ossiferous cave at Langwith. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 35: 137-158.

Oakley, K.P. (1980) Relative dating of the fossil hominids of Europe. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Geology Series 34: 1-63.

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