Bower Farm, Rugely, Staffordshire

NGR: SK 0303 1954

NMR: SK 01 NW 16

SMR: 04055

SAM: -

Excavation: 1979, Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit.

Curation: City Museum, Stoke on Trent.

Burials: MNI: 5 (3 adults, 2 juveniles).

Finds: : Mesolithic flints and hearth.

Date: Mesolithic and Neolithic (1)

14C: 8170 bp (OxA-16865), 4724 bp (OxA-16864), 4725 bp (OxA-16866) on human bone.


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