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The Hyaena Den (Wookey Hole), Mendip Hills, Somerset (UBSS Proceedings v.12(3))

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Cambell,J.B., Donovan,D.T., and Tratman,E.K., 1971. The Hyaena Den (Wookey Hole), Mendip Hills, Somerset. UBSS Proceedings, 12(3) , pp 245-279 Download PDF.

Abstract: The excavations at this Pleistocene site were undertaken to re-establish and amplify the stratification given by Boyd Dawkins. It was found that the previous excavators had cleared out the deposits to rock floor over most of the cave so the main objective could not be directly achieved. The evidence is reviewed, particulary that for the stone implements. These fall into Late Middle Palaeolithgic (Mousterian) and Early Upper Palaeolithic (proto-Solutrean) groups. There is no Creswellian. The fauna, pollen and soil analyses indicate a time scale from the end of the Eemian inter-glacial through the Weichsel glaciation to post-glacial times.

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