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.P. (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.

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. et al. (1984) British Museum natural radiocarbon measurements XVII. Radiocarbon 26: 59-74.

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

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.

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