Cannington Park Quarry Cave (Boulder Cave; South Quarry Cave), Cannington, Somerset

NGR: ST 25171 40426

NMR: -

SMR: S 44861

SAM: -

MCRA: 3495

Excavation: E.R. Pater, May-June 1964; Tony Locke, August 1964.

Curation: South West Heritage Trust.

Burials: MNI: 7

Finds: animal bones.

Date: Early Mesolithic (1)

14C: 9225bp (SUERC-84330); 8925 (SUERC-84331) on human bone.


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