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Hay Wood Cave burials, Mendip Hills, Somerset (UBSS Proceedings v.13(1))

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Everton,R.F., and Everton,A., 1972. Hay Wood Cave burials, Mendip Hills, Somerset. UBSS Proceedings, 13(1) , pp 5-29 Download PDF.

Abstract: The excavations at this cave have shown that the deposits had been greatly disturbed. The entrance rift was used in Mesolithic times as a temporary shelter. Later pre-Roman Iron Age burials were put in causing a major disturbance. The burials seem to be those of a small local community. For the first time in Britain ritual mutilation of the teeth in some young male adults has been demonstrated.

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