Dog Holes Cave, Warton, Lancashire


NGR: SD 4833 7303

NMR: SD47SE 2

SMR: L 511

SAM: 11279

Excavation: J.W. Jackson, 1907 - 1912.

Curation: Lancaster Museum; Bolton Museum; British Museum; Sedgwick Museum Cambridge; Manchester Museum.

Burials: MNI: 15+

Finds: : Group 4 polished axe, Later Neolithic and Beaker pottery, chert scraper, flint flakes, antler pick, Romano-British artefacts, animal bones.

Date: Late Neolithic (2)

14C: -

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.

Jackson, J.W. (1909) On the discovery of the remains of lemmings in Dog Holes, Warton Crag. The Lancashire Naturalist 2: 227-229.

Jackson, J.W. (1909) Preliminary report on the exploration of "Dog Holes" Cave, Warton Crag, near Carnsforth, Lancashire. Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society 27: 1-32.

Jackson, J.W. (1910) Further report on the explorations at Dog Holes, Warton Crag, Lancashire, with remarks on the contents of two adjacent caves. Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society 28: 59-81.

Jackson, J.W. (1909/10) Notes on the bone-caves of Grange and district. The Lancashire Naturalist 2: 45-46, 85-90.

Jackson, J.W. (1909/10) On the mollusca from the “cave earth”, Dog Holes, Warton Crag. The Lancashire Naturalist 2: 217-222, 233-238, 261-265.

Jackson, J.W. (1909/10) On the discovery of the remains of lemmings in Dog Holes, Warton Crag. The Lancashire Naturalist 2: 227-229.

Jackson, J.W. (1909/10) On the vertebrate fauna found in the cave-earth at Dog Holes, Warton Crag. The Lancashire Naturalist 2: 323-332.

Jackson, J.W. (1912) Third report on the excavations at Dog Holes, Warton Crag, Lancashire. Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society 30: 99-130.

Jackson, J.W. (1915) Dental mutilations in Neolithic human remains. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology 49: 72-79.

Penney, S.H. and Wild, T.P. (1982) Roman (twill-weave) textile impression from Dog Holes Cave (Lancs). Contrebis 9: 34.

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