Portland Bumper's Lane Second Quarry, Portland, Dorset


NGR: SY 6973 7165

NMR: SY 67 SE 13

SMR: -

SAM: -

Excavation: Ledbetter, 1951.

Curation: Portland Island Museum; Natural History Museum, London.

Burials: MNI: 4+

Finds: Chert cores and flakes, hammerstones, limestone macehead, animal bones.

Date: Neolithic or Early Bronze Age (3)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Allen, T.D. (1863) Mammalian and human remains, Isle of Portland. The Geologist 6: 92-93.

Carreck, J.N. (1955) The Quaternary vertebrates of Dorset. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 75: 164-188.

Carreck, J.N. & Ford, T.D. (1966) The fauna of the Portland caves and fissures, Dorset. Transactions of the Cave Research Group of Great Britain 7: 205-208.

Dawkins, W.B. (1869) On the distribution of British post-glacial mammals. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 25: 192-217.

Ford, T.D. & Hooper, M.J. (1964) The caves of the Isle of Portland. Transactions of the Cave Research Group of Great Britain. 7 (1): 13-37.

O’Connor, M. & Graham, N. (2017) The Caves of the Isle of Portland. Wessex Cave Club Occasional Publication Series 3 No. 3.

Stopes, M.C. et al. (1953) A discovery of human skulls, with stone artifacts and animal bones, in a fissure at Portland. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 74: 39-47.

Palmer, S. (1967) A Mesolithic 'Mace-head' from Portland, Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 89: 119-120.

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