NGR: SD 4826 8020
NMR: SD48SE 6
SMR: C 2489
Excavation: J.W. Jackson, 1912; D. Benson & K. Bland, 1956-62; J. Newton & L. Rice, 2004; H. O'Regan, 2010-11.
Curation: Lancaster Museum; Natural History Museum, London; Liverpool John Moores University; National Museum of Scotland.
Burials: MNI: 28 (22 adults, 6 juveniles).
Finds: : Romano-British and Early Medieval artefacts, antlers, animal bones.
Date: Romano-British (1)
14C: 1746bp(OxA-14173), 1734 bp (OxA-15994) on human bones; 1711bp (OxA-22031) on human bone, 1941bp (OxA-31061) on human bone.
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O'Regan, H., Bland, K., Evans, J., Holmes, M., McLeod, K., Philpott, R., Smith, I., Thorp, I. & Wilkinson, D. (2020) Rural life, Roman ways? Examination of Late Iron Age to Late Romano-British burial practice and mobility at Dog Hole Cave, Cumbria. Britannia doi:10.1017/S0068113X20000136
Wilkinson, D.M., O'Regan, H.J. & Clare, T. (2006) A tale of two caves: the history of archaeological exploration at Haverbrack and Helsfell in southern Cumbria. Studies in Speleology 14: 55-57.
Wilkinson, D.M., O'Regan, H.J. & Thorp, J. (2011) Dogs, scouts and cavers: a history of archaeological excavation at Dog Hole Cave, Haverbrack, Cumbria, North West England. Cave and Karst Science 38: 125-130.
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