Treak Cliff Sepulchral Cave, Castleton, Derbyshire


NGR: SK 1357 8299

NMR: SK 18 SW 5

SMR: 3303

SAM: -

Excavation: A.L. Armstrong & R.V. Favell, 1921.

Curation: Stockport Museum; Treak Cliff Cavern Museum.

Burials: MNI: 3+

Finds: Polished (Group VI) stone axe, antler pick, flint pebble, animal bones.

Date: Later Neolithic (2)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Armstrong, A.L. (1923) A sepulchral cave at Tray Cliff, Castleton, Derbyshire. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 53: 123-131.

Elliott, D. (1975) Caves of Northern Derbyshire: Part 5, Treak Cliff Hill. Privately printed.

Ford, T.D. (1954) Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton, Derbyshire. Transactions of the Cave Research Group of Great Britain 3 (2): 123-135.

Ford, T.D. (1992) Treak Cliff Cavern and the Story of the Blue John Stone. Taylor, Castleton.

Griffin, G. (1924) Sepulchral cave at Tray Cliff near Castleton. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 46: 124-125.

Moore, C.N. & Cummins, W.A. (1974) Petrological identification of stone implements from Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 40: 59-78.

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