Scabba Wood Rock Shelter, Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire

NGR: SE 5269 0196

NMR: SE 50 SW 52

SMR: 04128/01

SAM: -

Excavation: South Yorkshire Archaeological Service, 1992; M. Parker Pearson, 1998.

Curation: Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.

Burials: MNI: 3 (2 adults, 1 juvenile).

Finds: Neolithic pottery, animal bones.

Date: Middle Neolithic (1)

14C: 4590 bp (UB-3629) on human bone.


Buckland, P. et al. (1998) Scabba Wood. Interim Report on Excavations, April 1998. Unpublished report, Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield.

Chadwick, A.M. (1992) The rock shelter at Scabba Wood. In Francis, M.J. et al. (eds) Archaeology in South Yorkshire 1991-1992. South Yorkshire Archaeological Service, Sheffield, pp. 78-83.

Chamberlain, A.T. (1996) More dating evidence for human remains in British caves. Antiquity 70: 950-953.

Rega, E.A. (1992) Analysis of the human skeletal material from Scabba Wood, High Melton, South Yorkshire. University of Sheffield Archaeological Services, Sheffield.

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