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Problems of 'The Cheddar Man', Gough's Cave, Somerset (UBSS Proceedings v.14(1))

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Tratman,E.K., 1975. Problems of 'The Cheddar Man', Gough's Cave, Somerset. UBSS Proceedings, 14(1) , pp 7-23 Download PDF.

Abstract: The skeleton known as "The Cheddar Man" was found when a drainage trench was dug inside Gough's Cave (NGR ST 46705631). The skeleton was sealed under the same stalagmite layer as that which covered the Late Pleistocene/Late Upper Palaeolithic deposits in the entrance passage. The problems discussed are:- Was the skeleton the product of accidental death by drowning or was there a deliberate burial? If the latter were there any grave goods and what were the relationships between the skeleton and the Late Upper Palaeolithic occupation and the other human bones found in the Late Pleistocene cave deposits?

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