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The Late Upper Palaeolithic Lithic Collection from Gough's Cave, Cheddar, Somerset and Human Use of the cave

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Roger Jacobi

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Publication Date

January 2004

Abstract

A first formal description is given of the largest collection of lithic artefacts from Britain to be clearly dated to the first part of the Late Glacial Interstadial. Much of this material is interpreted as having been left in the cave following hunting of wild horses and red deer in summer and winter. The large total of artefacts is suggested to be a result of small increments over a lengthy period rather than evidence of use of the cave as a base camp or aggregation site. It is possible that the cave took on an additional or alternative function as a funerary site.

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Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, Vol. 70 (2004-01-01).

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Late Glacial Interstadial, Gough's Cave, Britain

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Late Glacial Interstadial; Gough's Cave; Britain

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SFS0060962_00001

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