Romano-British cemetery in the fourth chamber of Wookey Hole Cave, Somerset

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23 - 52; pls (one colour); figs; refs
[ST 5347] Excavations demonstrated that disposal of bodies in the cave had continued for about a century. Pottery, coins of late 3rd century, personal ornaments and hobnails were found among the flood-disturbed remains of at least twenty-eight individuals (men, women and children). Sediment analysis revealed high levels of lead attributable to the Mendip lead industry.
Source full ref:
Hawkes, C J, Rogers, J M & Tratman, E K 1979 `Romano-British cemetery in the fourth chamber of Wookey Hole Cave, Somerset' Proc Univ Bristol Spelaeol Soc 15, 1979 23-52, pls (one colour), figs, refs. []
Source description:
23-52, pls (one colour), figs, refs.



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