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(Early Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 701 BC)
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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).
Unpublished document: Myers, A. 1992. Roystone: An analysis of worked lithics from area excavations and one test pitting project.
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SK 196 568 (point) (Multiple Site Centre)
BALLIDON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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Jun 19 2009 11:00AM
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