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Sugar Loaf Slitter

Hob Uid: 194630
Location :
Somerset
Sedgemoor
Cheddar
Grid Ref : ST4683054140
Summary : A fissure located behind Sugar Loaf Rock in Cheddar Gorge. Animal bones of Palaeolithic date including cave lion, cave bear, hyena and possibly rhinocerous have been found, but there seems to be no reference to any human remains or artefacts.
More information : [ST 46835414] Sugar Loaf Rock [T.I.] (1)

Bones of Cave Lion, Cave Bear and Hyaena and possibly Rhinoceros
found in a fissure behind Sugarloaf Rock. In Goughs Cave Musuem. (2)

This fissure is known as Sugar loaf Slitter and is at ST 46905415.
There seems to be no record of any human remains from this site.

Positioned at 1:2500. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : O.S.6" 1960
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Balch, HE. 1947. Mendip - Cheddar, its Gorge & Caves. pp50-51
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 24-MAR-66
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Palaeolithic
Display Date : Palaeolithic
Monument End Date : -10000
Monument Start Date : -500000
Monument Type : Cave
Evidence : Enhanced Natural Feature

Components and Objects:
Period : Palaeolithic
Component Monument Type : Cave
Object Type : ANIMAL REMAINS
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 45 SE 23
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 45 SE 23
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-03-24
End Date : 1966-03-24