Cave Dale Cave No. 2, Castleton, Derbyshire

NGR: SK 1499 8262

NMR: SK 18 SW 12

SMR: 3307

SAM: -

DCR: 8

Excavation: R. Pennington, 1870s.

Curation: Bolton Museum; Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge.

Burials: MNI: 4 (2 adults, 2 juveniles).

Finds: Pottery, flint artefacts, bronze axe, worked bone and antler, animal bones.

Date: Neolithic, Bronze Age or Iron Age (4)

14C: -


Heath, T. (1882) Pleistocene deposits of Derbyshire and its immediate vicinity. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 4: 161-178.

Papakonstantinou, N. (2009) Human Skeletal Remains from Neolithic Caves in the Peak District: an Osteoarchaeological and Taphonomic Approach. Unpublished MSc dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.

Pennington, R. (1875) On the bone caves in the neighbourhood of Castleton, Derbyshire. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 31: 238-245.

Pennington, R. (1877) Notes on the Barrows and Bone-Caves of Derbyshire. With an Account of a Descent into Eldon Hole. Macmillan, London.

Preston, F.L. (1961) A flat axe from Ashampton. Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society 8: 162.

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