Find Spot record MDR1074 - Flint implements, "The Rockshelter", Roystone Rocks, Ballidon

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 701 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Excavations during the late 1970s and early 1980s by Sheffield University identified a lithic concentration at Roystone Rocks. Excavation yielded an assemblage of c.800 pieces, and analysis suggests that this is predominantly datable to the Later Neolithic / Early Bronze Age, but there is a small number of Mesolithic implements. The assemblage is scraper dominated, with small numbers of awls and knives. There is a PTD and a sherd of Bronze Age pottery. Microliths from trench XXIV area 2, and trench XXX and a small blade core from XXX suggest the presence of some Later Mesolithic activity in an area which contains much more material from the Later Neolithic / Early Bronze Age. (1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Myers, A. 1992. Roystone: An analysis of worked lithics from area excavations and one test pitting project.



Grid reference SK 196 568 (point) (Multiple Site Centre)

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Record last edited

Jun 19 2009 11:00AM

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