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Eston Nab



Frank Elgee in his book " Early Man in North East Yorkshire" describes his excavations of Eston nab.
Flints were discovered on the higher platform, "Good implements were scarce; chips, flakes and pieces numerous." Further in the camp he discovered several cremations, flint scrapers, a leaf shaped arrow-heads, many quartzite hammer stones, a stone chopper, stone rubbers or polishers and numerous fragments of food vessels. he discovered a cup marked rock in the fosse and evidence of stone walling.
One disturbing feature he discovered was "minute pieces of calcined human bone suggested either cremations had been carried out on the discovered hearths or that a cannibal feast had be held"
The camp is dated to the bronze age by the food vessels.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
5th September 2002ce

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