Bird remains from Gough’s Cave, Cheddar, Somerset
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Re-examination of the surviving bird remains from the 1927-1931 excavations at Gough's Cave confirms the presence of 11 forms, 6 of which can be reliably attributed to the main Lateglacial phase of human occupation. Remains of Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus and Ptarmigan Lagopus mutus show direct evidence of human modification. The environmental and potential cultural significance of each species is examined and discussed where appropriate ot the wider intrepretation of the site.
Harrison, C. J.O., "Bird remains from Gough’s Cave, Cheddar, Somerset" (1986). KIP Articles. 585.