Wetton Mill Rock Shelter (Nan Tor Cave), Wetton, Staffordshire


NGR: SK 0952 5619

NMR: SK 05 NE 23

SMR: 02654, 05256-9

SAM: -

Excavation: Phoenix Old Mine and Cave Research Society, 1962; J.H. Kelly, 1970s.

Curation: Stoke on Trent Museum; Buxton Museum.

Burials: MNI: 9 (2 adults, 7 juveniles).

Finds: Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age flint and bone tools; Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery; Romano-British artefacts; Medieval and Post-Medieval pottery; animal bones.

Date: Neolithic or Bronze Age (4)

14C: 8847 bp (Q-1127) on animal bone from Mesolithic levels.

Bibliography:

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

Green, H.S. (1980) The Flint Arrowheads of the British Isles. B.A.R. British Series 75. B.A.R., Oxford.

Kelly, J.H. (1976) The Excavation of Wetton Mill Rock Shelter, Manifold Valley, Staffordshire. Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society Report No. 9.

Longworth, I.H. (1984) Collared Urns of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge..

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 Unpublished MSc dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.

Switsur, V.R. (1974) Radiocarbon dating the Mesolithic deposits at Wetton Mill Rock Shelter. Stoke on Trent Museum Archaeological Society Report No. 8.

Switsur, V.R. and West, R.G. (1975) University of Cambridge natural radiocarbon measurements XIII. Radiocarbon 17: 35-51.

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

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