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Bone Hole

Hob Uid: 194636
Location :
Somerset
Sedgemoor
Cheddar
Grid Ref : ST4803054720
Summary : A cave in Cheddar Gorge, entered at the northern end of an open fissure. Human bones found include more than 12 skulls, plus fragments of others, some apparently embedded in a stalactite. Animal remains include bear, horse, wolf, boar and bos.
More information : [Name ST 4820 547] Bone Hole [T.U.] (1)

Bone Hole. Cave 30' deep, human bones found include more than 12
skulls and fragments of others in a detritus of soft mud: but some were imbedded in stalactite. Also found were bones of bear, horse, wolf, boars and Bos; indicating a late period of occupation. (2-4)

The entrance to the Bone Hole is at the northern end of an open
fissure at ST 48035472.

Surveyed at 1:2500. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1960.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Balch, HE. 1947. Mendip: Cheddar, its Gorge & Caves.
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Long, HE. 1838. 8th Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, p85-6
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Cheddar: its Cliff & its Caves. 1842. pp.13-16 (Pub: Light & Ridler)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 24-MAR-66
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Cave
Evidence : Enhanced Natural Feature

Components and Objects:
Period : Later Prehistoric
Component Monument Type : Cave
Object Type : HUMAN REMAINS, ANIMAL REMAINS
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 45 SE 25
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 45 SE 25
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-03-24
End Date : 1966-03-24
Associated Activities : Primary, BONE HOLE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1967-01-01
End Date : 1978-12-31