Madawg Rock Shelter, Whitchurch, Herefordshire


NGR: SO 5465 1526

NMR: SO 51 NW 35

SMR: 26386

SAM: -

Excavation: T.F. Hewer, 1924; R.N.E. Barton, 1993.

Curation: R.N.E. Barton.

Burials: MNI: 1

Finds: Later Mesolithic flint flakes, microliths, perforated shell beads, food vessel pottery, animal bones.

Date: Mesolithic, Neolithic or Early Bronze Age (3).

14C: 6655 bp (OxA-6082), 8930 bp (OxA-6113) on charred hazelnuts, 8710 bp (OxA-6081) on charred sloe seed.

Bibliography:

Barton, R.N.E. (1993) An interim report on the survey and excavations in the Wye Valley, 1993. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Speleological Society 19 (3): 337-346.

Barton, R.N.E. (1994) Second interim report on the survey and excavations in the Wye Valley, 1994. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Speleological Society 20: (1) 63-73.

Barton, R.N.E. (1995) Third interim report on the survey and excavations in the Wye Valley, 1995. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Speleological Society 20 (2): 153-159.

Barton, R.N.E. (1997) Fifth interim report on the survey and excavations in the Wye Valley, 1997 and new AMS radiocarbon dating results from Madawg Rockshelter. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Speleological Society 21 (1): 99-108.

Barton, R.N.E. et al. (1997) Wye Valley caves Project: recent investigations at King Arthur's Cave and Madawg Rock Shelter. In Lewis, S.G. and Maddy, D. (eds) The Quaternary of the South Midlands and the Welsh Marches. Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London.

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1998) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 25. Archaeometry 40: 227-239.

Hewer, T.F. (1924) First report on excavations in the Wye Valley. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Speleological Society 2 (2): 147-155.

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