Totty Pot, Cheddar, Somerset


NGR: ST 4825 5357

NMR: ST 45 SE 23

SMR: S 10349

SAM: -

MCRA: 766

Excavation: Wessex Cave Club, 1960; P. Gardiner, 1998.

Curation: Wells and Mendip Museum.

Burials: MNI: 1+

Finds: Mesolithic, Bronze Age and RB artefacts.

Date: Early Mesolithic and Neolithic (1)

14C: 8180 bp (BM-2973), 8245 bp (OxA-16457) on human bone; 4008 bp to 4706 bp (OxA-16,458 to 16,462) on human bone.

Bibliography:

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

Gardiner, P. (2001) The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Southwest England. PhD thesis, University of Bristol.

Gardiner, P. (2007) Chasing the tail of hunter-gatherers in South West England. In Costen, M. (ed.) People and Places: Essays in Honour of Mick Aston. Oxbow, Oxford, pp. 23-52.

Gardiner, P. (2016) Totty Pot, Cheddar, Somerset: a History of the Archaeological Excavations and Finds from 1960 to 1998. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 27 (1): 39-72.

Irwin, D.J. & Jarrett, A. (1993) Mendip Underground. A Caver’s Guide. 3rd Edition. Mendip Publishing, Castle Cary.

Murray, E. (2010) Totty Pot, Cheddar, Somerset. The faunal remains. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 25 (1): 97-104.

Schulting, R.J. et al. (2010) The Mesolithic and Neolithic human bone assemblage from Totty Pot, Cheddar, Somerset. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society 25 (1): 75-95.

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

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