Saint Bertram's Cave (Beeston Tor Cave), Wetton, Staffordshire


NGR: SK 1066 5405

NMR: SK 15 SW 13

SMR: 00432, 04153, 05039

SAM: -

Excavation: Various including F.A. Holmes, 1830s onwards; G.H. Wilson, 1924-1938.

Curation: Buxton Museum; British Museum, London.

Burials: MNI: 5 (4 adults, 1 juvenile).

Finds: Late Upper Palaeolithic flints, Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age pottery, Bronze Age jet armlet, flint scraper, Romano-British artefacts, Saxon hoard, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (4)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Amatt, S.N. (1981) Beeston Tor caves – extensions. The Lyre 5: 49.

Bramwell, D. (1973) Archaeology in the Peak District. Moorland Publishing Co.

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

Jackson, J.W. (1938) Schedule of cave finds. Caves and Caving 1 (3): 90.

Papakonstantinou, N. (2009) Human Skeletal Remains from Neolithic Caves in the Peak District: an Osteoarchaeological and Taphonomic Approach. Unpublished MSc dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.

Potts, J. (1977) The caves of the Dove and Manifold Valleys. In Ford, T.D. (ed) Limestones and Caves of the Peak District. Norwich, Geo Books, pp. 445-461.

Trent and Peak Archaeological Trust (1993) Manifold Valley, Staffordshire, Cave Survey. Trent and Peak Archaeological Trust and RCHME.

Wilson, G.H. (1934) Cave Hunting Holidays in Peakland. Buxton.

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