Harborough Cave, Brassington, Derbyshire

NGR: SK 2422 5523

NMR: SK 25 NW 6

SMR: 3475

SAM: Dr 152

DCR: 364

Excavation: W. Storrs Fox, 1907; A.L. Armstrong, 1920-1922; D. Bramwell, ?

Curation: ?Buxton Museum; Derby Museum; Sheffield Museum; British Museum, London; Manchester Museum.

Burials: MNI: 2+

Finds: Neolithic (Peterborough ware), Beaker, Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age pottery; leaf-shaped arrowheads; flint and chert artefacts; Romano-British artefacts; animal bones.

Date: : Later Neolithic or Bronze Age (4)

14C: -


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