Sycamore Cave (Ecton Hill Caves), Wetton, Staffordshire


NGR: SK 102 570

NMR: SK 15 NW 45

SMR: 03639

SAM: -

Excavation: M. and K. Dalton, 1985-1990.

Curation: Buxton Museum.

Burials: MNI: 3 (juveniles).

Finds: Copper axe, pottery, flint scrapers, animal bones.

Date: ? Neolithic (5)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Gilks, J.A. (1989) Cave burials of Northern England. British Archaeology 11: 11-15.

Barker, I. & Beck, J.S. (2010) Caves of the Peak District. Hucklow Publishing, Derbyshire.

Houdmont, M. (1988) Interim report on an archaeological excavation near Ecton, Staffordshire. Peakland Archaeological Society Bulletin 34: 9-10.

Houdmont, M. (1989) Excavation at Sycamore Cave, Ecton. 1988 to April 1989. Peakland Archaeological Bulletin 35: 4-5.

Houdmont, M. (1991) Report on the excavation of Sycamore Cave, Ecton, Staffordshire. Peakland Archaeological Bulletin 36: 4-9.

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 Unpublished MSc dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.

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