Dog Hole Cave (Haverbrack Bank Pot), Beetham, Cumbria


NGR: SD 4826 8020

NMR: SD48SE 6

SMR: C 2489

Excavation: J.W. Jackson, 1912; D. Benson & K. Bland, 1956-62; J. Newton & L. Rice, 2004; H. O'Regan, 2010-11.

Curation: Lancaster Museum; Natural History Museum, London; Liverpool John Moores University; National Museum of Scotland.

Burials: MNI: 23+ (18 adults, 3 juveniles).

Finds: : Romano-British and Early Medieval artefacts, antlers, animal bones.

Date: Romano-British (1)

14C: 1746 (OxA-14173), 1734 bp (OxA-15994) on human bones.

Bibliography:

Benson, D. & Bland, K. (1963) The Dog Hole, Haverbrack. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 63: 61-76.

Bland, K.P. (1994) Cause of death of the humans recovered from Dog Hole, Haverbrack. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 94: 285-286.

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

Bronk Ramsey, C. et al. (2009) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry Datelist 33. Archaeometry 51: 323-349.

Brook, D. et al. (1994) Northern Caves, Volume 3. The Three Counties System and the North-West. Dalesman, Skipton.

Higham, T.F.G. et al. (2007) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry Datelist 32. Archaeometry S1: 1-60.

Holland, E.G. (1967) Furness Underground. Dalesman, Clapham.

Jackson, J.W. (1914) Report on the excavation of a cave at Haverbrack, Westmorland. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Archaeological Society 14: 262-271.

King, A. (1974) A review of archaeological work in the caves of north west England. In Waltham, A.C. (ed) The Limestones and Caves of North West England. David and Charles, Newton Abbott, pp. 182-200.

Newton, J. (2012) Dog Hole. Red Rose Cave and Pothole Club Newsletter 49 (1).

Wilkinson, D.M., O'Regan, H.J. & Clare, T. (2006) A tale of two caves: the history of archaeological exploration at Haverbrack and Helsfell in southern Cumbria. Studies in Speleology 14: 55-57.

Wilkinson, D.M., O'Regan, H.J. & Thorp, J. (2011) Dogs, scouts and cavers: a history of archaeological excavation at Dog Hole Cave, Haverbrack, Cumbria, North West England. Cave and Karst Science 38: 125-130.

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