Fissure Cave (Lower Hartle Dale Cave), Bradwell, Derbyshire

NGR: SK 1643 8033

NMR: SK 18 SE 23

SMR: 7601, 7604, 7607-8

SAM: -

DCR: 231

Excavation: R. Pennington., 1872; A.L. Pill, 1961-1962, 1965.

Curation: British Museum, Bolton Museum, Sheffield City Museum (1995.79).

Burials: MNI: 6 (1 adult, 5 juveniles).

Finds: Peterborough Ware; polished stone axe; flint artefacts; Romano-British artefacts; animal bones.

Date: : Later Neolithic (2)

14C: -


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