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Site name The Cockles Wood Caves, Nettlebridge
Site number 1478
Burial codes 4002 4004 4008 4021 4023 4026 4028 4030 4035 4036 4042 4046 4051 4065 4075 4084 4098 4103 4104 4111 4127 4128 4143 4151 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc The upper of two caves was a rock shelter containing coarse Early Bronze Age pottery decorated with finger nail impressions, and the skeletons of a male and female whose jaws were unusually narrow and slim.

The lower cave appears to have been the rubbish dump for the upper, and contained much animal bone (ox, goat, roe deer, red deer, fox, small horse, wild cat, small rodents), and the bones of two humans. Sherds of Late Neolithic grooved ware with intaglio design, a round flint scraper and a white flint chip were also found there.
Remains/Period Y4
County Somerset
Region SW
National grid square ST
X coordinate 646
Y coordinate 486
Bibliographic source Anon 1949


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