Windy Knoll Fissure, Castleton, Derbyshire

NGR: SK 1263 8303

NMR: SK 18 SW 33

SMR: 3304

SAM: -

DCR: 41

Excavation: R. Pennington, J. Tym & W.B. Dawkins, 1870-1876.

Curation: Buxton Museum; Bolton Museum; Derby Museum; Cambridge; British Museum, London; Sheffield City Museum.

Burials: MNI: 1+

Finds: Animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: 37,300 bp (OxA-4579) on bison bone.


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