Hay Wood Rock Shelter, Hutton, North Somerset


NGR: ST 3398 5824

NMR: ST 35 NW 14

SMR: -

SAM: -

MCRA: 1023

Excavation: L.S. Palmer & E.J. Chapman, 1957-1971.

Curation: Axbridge Museum.

Burials: MNI: 10+

Finds: Iron Age pottery; microlithic flint artefacts; ochre; animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 4674 to 5052 bp (OxA-5844, 19768, 19906-19917) on human bones.

Bibliography:

Anon (1958-60) Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society 103: 17; 104: 15, 105: 16.

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

Everton, A. & Everton, R. (1972) Hay Wood Cave Burials, Mendip Hills, Somerset. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 13 (1): 5-29.

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1997) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 24. Archaeometry 39: 445-471.

Schulting, R.J., Chapman, M. & Chapman, E.J. (2013) AMS 14C dating and stable isotope (carbon, nitrogen) andlysis of an earlier Neolithic human skeletal assemblage from Hay Wood Cave, Mendip, Somerset. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 26 (1): 9-26.

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