Poole's Cavern, Buxton, Derbyshire


NGR: SK 0500 7251

NMR: SK 07 SW 1

SMR: 2827

SSSI: 457

Excavation: F. Redfern, 1854-1887; D. Bramwell, 1981-84.

Curation: Buxton Museum, Poole's Cavern Museum; Manchester Museum.

Burials: MNI: 7+

Finds: Flint tools, Romano-British artefacts, animal bones.

Date: Assumed Romano-British or Medieval (4).

14C: -

Bibliography:

Baker, A., Proctor, C.J. & Barnes, W.L. (1999) Variations in stalagmite luminescence laminae structure at Poole's Cavern, England, AD 1910-1996: calibration of a palaeoprecipitation proxy. The Holocene 9: 683-688.

Bramwell, D. et al. (1983) Excavations at Poole's Cavern, Buxton: an interim report. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 103: 47-74.

Branigan, K. & Bayley, J. (1989) The Romano-British metalwork from Poole's Cavern, Buxton. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 109: 34-50.

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

Crofton, D. (1864) On vestiges of ancient human habitations in Poole's Cavern, Derbyshire. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 9: 536-539.

Dawkins, W.B. (1874) Cave Hunting. Macmillan, London.

Smithson, P.A. (1993) Vertical temperature structure in a cave environment. Geoarchaeology 8: 229-240.

Smithson, P. & Branigan, K. (1991) Poole's Cavern, Buxton - investigation of a Romano-British working environment. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 111: 40-45.

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