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Flint Jacks Cave

Hob Uid: 194627
Location :
Somerset
Sedgemoor
Cheddar
Grid Ref : ST4632053810
Summary : A rock shelter in Cheddar Gorge, located some 50 feet above the road level. Exploration in 1853 resulted in the recovery of numerous flints of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic date. Human remains including two skulls were said to be contemporary. Finds from the site are in the British Museum and Weston-Super-Mare Museum.
More information : ST 46355383 [Sic. probably 46355381]

Flint Jack's Cave: a rock shelter 50' above the road. Explored
1893, many flint implements, upper Palaeolithic and possibly
Creswellian, were found. Two skulls and bones were alledgedly found
here: thought to be contemporary with the industry. Finds in the
B.M.(British & Mediaeval, and Natural Hist.) and Weston-super-Mare
Mus. (1-2)

This cave is in the cliff face on the southern side of the Gorge,
at ST 4632 5381. Positioned at 1:2500. (3)

Additional reference. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : University of Bristol Spelaeological Society proceedings
Source details :
Page(s) : 76-88
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 8(2), 1958
Source Number : 2
Source : University of Bristol Spelaeological Society proceedings
Source details :
Page(s) : 264
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 2(3), 1924
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 05-APR-66
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Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Stanton, WI. 1965. Map of the caves of Cheddar Gorge.
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Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 4
Source : The Upper Palaeolithic of Britain: a study of man and nature in the Late Ice Age
Source details :
Page(s) : 114
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : II

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Palaeolithic
Display Date : Palaeolithic
Monument End Date : -10000
Monument Start Date : -500000
Monument Type : Cave, Human Remains
Evidence : Enhanced Natural Feature
Monument Period Name : Mesolithic
Display Date : Mesolithic
Monument End Date : -4000
Monument Start Date : -10000
Monument Type : Cave, Human Remains
Evidence : Enhanced Natural Feature
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date :
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Rock Shelter
Evidence : Enhanced Natural Feature

Components and Objects:
Period : Palaeolithic
Component Monument Type : Cave, Human Remains
Object Type : LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Object Material : Flint
Period : Mesolithic
Component Monument Type : Cave, Human Remains
Object Type : LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Object Material : Flint
Period : Uncertain
Component Monument Type : Rock Shelter
Object Type : HUMAN REMAINS
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 45 SE 22
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FLINT JACK'S CAVE/FLINT JACK'S HOLE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1893-01-01
End Date : 1893-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 45 SE 22
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-04-05
End Date : 1966-04-05