Picken's Hole, Compton Bishop, Somerset


NGR: ST 3969 5500

NMR: ST 35 NE 15

SMR: S 10459

SAM: -

MCRA: 787

Excavation: E.K. Tratman 1961-64.

Curation: UBSS Museum.

Burials: MNI: 1

Finds: Flint artefacts, animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 4800 bp (OxA-5865) on human tooth.

Bibliography:

Apsimon, A.M. (1986) Picken's Hole, Compton Bishop, Somerset; early Devensian bear and wolf den, and Middle Devensian hyena den and palaeolithic site. In Colcutt, S.N. (ed.) The Palaeolithic of Britain and its Nearest Neighbours: Recent Trends. University of Sheffield, 55-56.

ApSimon, A.M. & Mullan, G.J. (2018) The Human teeth from Picken's Hole. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 27 (3): 339-341.

Apsimon, A.M., Mullan, G.J. & Smart, P.L. (2018) Introduction to the 1960s excavations at Picken&39;s Hole. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 27 (3): 239-244.

ApSimon, A.M. & Smart, P.L. (2018) The stratigraphy of the depsoits in Picken's Hole. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 27 (3): 245-259.

Burleigh, R. (1986) Radiocarbon dates for human and animal bones from Mendip caves. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 17 (3): 267-274.

Burleigh, R. et al. (1979) British Museum natural radiocarbon measurements XI. Radiocarbon 21: 339-352.

Burleigh, R., Ambers, J. & Matthews, K. (1984) British Museum natural radiocarbon measurements XVII. Radiocarbon 26 (1): 59-74.

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

Mullan, G.J. (2018) Radiometric dating of samples from Picken's Hole. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 27 (3): 261-265.

Scott, K. (2018) The large vertebrates from Picken's Hole, Somerset. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 27 (3): 267-313.

Tratman, E.K. (1964) Picken's Hole, Crook Peak, Somerset. A Pleistocene site. Preliminary note. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 10 (2): 112-115.

Tratman, E.K. (1975) The cave archaeology and palaeontology of Mendip. In Smith, D.I. & Drew, D.P. (eds) Limestones and Caves of the Mendip Hills. David and Charles, Newton Abbott, pp. 352-403.

Wragg Sykes, R. (2018) Picken's Hole, Crook Peak, Somerset: A description of the lithic collection and its probable Late Middle Palaeolithic context. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 27 (3): 315-338.

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