Scabba Wood Rock Shelter, Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire

NGR: SE 5269 0196

NMR: SE 50 SW 52

SMR: 04128/01

SAM: -

Excavation: South Yorkshire Archaeological Service, 1992; M. Parker Pearson, 1998.

Curation: Doncaster Museum.

Burials: MNI: 3 (2 adults, 1 juvenile).

Finds: Neolithic axe fragment and flint tools; Neolithic, Early Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman pottery; animal bones.

Date: Middle Neolithic (1)

14C: 4590 bp (UB-3629) on human bone.


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Merrony, C., Buckland, P., Dungworth, D. & Parker Pearson, M. (2017) A prehistoric rock shelter burial site and enclosure at Scabba Wood, Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 89: 1-38.

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