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Ossum's Crag Cave

Cave / Rock Shelter


Ossum's Crag appears mainly to have been an occupational site, although human bone was recovered during excavation.
Flint and chert artefacts including blades and scrapers from the both the Mesolithic and Neolithic, prehistoric pottery, hearths and animal bones ranging from bison to vole.

Don Bramwell in his 1954 book 'Archaeology in the Peak District' suggested that a small raised ridge in the caves floor was used by flint knappers as an anvil stone.
stubob Posted by stubob
12th December 2005ce

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