Thors Cave (Thyrsis's Cavern), Wetton, Staffordshire


NGR: SK 0986 5496

NMR: SK 05 SE 1

SMR: 00290, 05029

SAM: -

Excavation: S. Carrington, 1864-5.

Curation: Derby Museum; Stoke on Trent Museum; Sheffield Museum.

Burials: MNI: 1

Finds: Polished stone axe, Beaker and Bronze Age pottery, worked antler, bronze and amber artefacts, Romano-British artefacts.

Date: ? Neolithic (4)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Bramwell, D. (1950) Cave dwellers and dens of late Pleistocene animals. Transactions of the Cave Research Group of Great Britain 1 (4): 47-52.

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

Brown, E. (1865) The exploration of Thors Cave. Transactions of the Midlands Scientific Association 1-6, 19-20, 70-71.

Carrington, S. (1866) An account of the excavations and discoveries in Thors Cave, Wetton Dale, near Dovedale, Derbyshire. The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist 6: 201-212.

Challis, A.J. & Harding, D.W. (1975) Later Prehistory from the Trent to the Tyne. British Archaeological Reports, British Series 20. B.A.R., Oxford.

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

Heath, T. (1882) Pleistocene deposits of Derbyshire and its immediate vicinity. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 4: 161-178.

Roberts, J. (1900) History of Wetton, Thor's Cave and Ecton Mines in the neighbourhood of Dovedale, Manifold Valley and Beresford Dale. Osborne, Ashbourne.

Warwick, G.T. (1947) Thor's Cave. Peakland Archaeological Society Newsletter 1: 4-5.

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