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Cheddar Gorge and Gough's Cave

Cave / Rock Shelter


Details of Soldier's Hole rock shelter on Pastscape

[ST 4690 5398] SOLDIERS' HOLE [G.T.]. (1) Rock shelter, 150' above the road. Excavated 1925-6 and later. R.B. pottery, a coin (copy of a third brass of Claudius ii), E.I.A. material, Ne. sherds and flints, including a partly polished flint axe were found in a disturbed top layer. The bottom two layers of the deposit contained flints of La Madeleine and Solutrian type. The faunal remains in these layers were late Pleistocene. Finds in Goughs Cavern Mus. Piggott lists a B.A. Globular urn from Soldiers Hole in Wells Museum. (2-6) Soldier's Hole is at ST 4686 5400. In addition to the finds listed above a single looped socketted axe is displayed in the museum of Gough's Cavern. Positioned at 1:2500. (7)
Chance Posted by Chance
18th April 2015ce
Edited 3rd April 2016ce

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