Ryhope Cave, Ryhope, Sunderland

NGR: NZ 3998 5366

NMR: NZ 35 SE 4

SMR: TW160

SAM: -

Excavation: 1865; A. Harding, 1975.

Curation: Oxford University Museum; Sunderland Museum; Manchester Museum.

Burials: MNI: 7 (6 adults, 1 juvenile).

Finds: Charcoal, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: -


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Harding, A.F. (1979) Trial excavations at Ryhope Caves, Tyne and Wear, 1975. CBA Archaeological Newsbulletin Series 2, 8: 18-19.

Jackson, J.W. (1962) Archaeology and Palaeontology. In Cullingford, C.H.D. (ed.) British Caving. Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, pp. 252-346.

Kirkby, J.H. & Brady, G.S. (1867) On human and other remains found in a cavern near the Ryhope colliery. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumberland and Durham 1: 148-151.

Miket, R. (1984) The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear. Cheviot Museum, Wooler.

Squance, T.C. (1912) Ryhope, near Sunderland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 3rd Ser 5: 242-243.

(1925) Archaeologia Aeliana 4 (1): 30.

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