Find Spot record MDR4201 - Earlier Mesolithic assemblage, Crow Chin Fault, Outseats

Type and Period (1)

  • (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Mesolithic flint and chert artifacts found in the body of the mounds of both barrows, suggesting the presence of a Mesolithic knapping site in the immediate locality. Found by A Henderson, 1939 and G Makepeace. (1) Open Mesolithic site on either side of Crow Chin fault, covering an area of approx. 50 x 10 yd. Flint and Chert recovered, waste and artefacts, about 150 pieces in all. (2) Analysis of material recovered from A. Fleming's 1972 barrow excavation identified 2000+ pieces of worked flint and chert which had been incorporated into the later mound. The majority of this material appears to be earlier Mesolithic. (4) 15 Mesolithic flints, (11 flint, 4 chert). Mainly debitage (blades or flakes). One possible flint (burnt) scraper. One small flint backed blade. From area around north barrow. Found fieldwalking in June 1995. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index: 1641. 1641.
  • <2> Article in serial: Makepeace, G (Hunter Archaeological Society). 1987. 'An archaeological survey of Bamford and Hathersage Outseats, Derbyshire', Trans. Hunter Arch. Soc.. Volume 14, pp 43-55.
  • <3> Article in serial: Henderson, A. H. 1979. Mesolithic Material from the Surface of the Stanage Barrows 1979. Volume 10, pt5. p365-9.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Myers, A. 1998. Analysis of the Crow Chin Lithic Assemblage.
  • <5> Index: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Peak Park sites and monuments record: Crow Chin (Stanage Edge).



Grid reference Centred SK 2245 8561 (10m by 10m) (Approximate)

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Apr 30 2015 8:27AM

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