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Some observations on the lithic artefacts from Aveline's Hole, Burrington Combe, North Somerset. (UBSS Proceedings v.23(3))

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Jacobi,R.M., 2005. Some observations on the lithic artefacts from Aveline's Hole, Burrington Combe, North Somerset.. UBSS Proceedings, 23(3) , pp 267-295 Download PDF.

Abstract: The lithic collection from Aveline’s Hole has suffered badly from wartime damage. Nevertheless, using what has survived and combining this with published and archival sources it is possible to document human activity at the cave during the Late Upper Palaeolithic and the earlier part of the Mesolithic. First use of the cave was contemporary with activity at Gough’s Cave and most probably by hunters of red deer. It is more difficult to speculate on the use made of the cave by its subsequent occupants, but the structure of the collection, dominated by tools suitable as projectile points or knives, strongly suggests that it was always a task site for hunting parties prior to its sepulchral use.

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