Backwell Cave, Backwell, North Somerset


NGR: ST 4924 6801

NMR: ST 46 NE 9

SMR: -

SAM: -

MCRA: 663

Excavation: Coles, 1936; E.K. Tratman and J.W. Jackson, 1937; ? 1973.

Curation: UBSS Museum.

Burials: MNI: 18+ (15 adults, 3 children).

Finds: Neolithic flint artefacts; Late Iron Age and early Romano-British pottery and artefacts.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 4150 bp (BM-3099) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Ambers, J. & Bowman, S. (2003) Radiocarbon measurements from the British Museum: Datelist XXVI. Archaeometry 45: 531-540.

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

Donovan, D.T. (1951) Museum report. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 6 (2): 106-108.

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

Tratman, E.K. & Jackson, J.W. (1938) The excavation of Backwell Cave, Somerset. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 5 (1): 57-74.

return to the index page.

Valid CSS!