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A prehistoric rock shelter burial site and enclosure at Scabba Wood, Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire

Merrony, C; Buckland, P; Dungworth, D; Parker Pearson, M; (2017) A prehistoric rock shelter burial site and enclosure at Scabba Wood, Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal , 89 (1) pp. 23-60. 10.1080/00844276.2017.1333339. Green open access

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Abstract

In 1992 two Middle Neolithic adult skeletons were excavated by South Yorkshire Archaeological Services from beneath a rock overhang at Scabba Wood (SE527019), near Sprotbrough, within one of the valleys north of the Don Gorge. In 1994, the Yorkshire Archaeological Society’s Doncaster branch carried out a geophysical survey of a rectangular enclosure (SE530019), previously recognised by air photography, north-east of the wood, and in 1996 they began the excavation of a stone-walled, sub-rectangular enclosure within the wood, 150 m south of the rock overhang (SE530107). In 1997 and 1998 they were joined by a team from Sheffield University that also continued investigations at the stone-walled enclosure and along the rock overhang. Finds indicate occupation from the Late Iron and Roman period and Neolithic and Early Bronze Age use of the rock overhang for the disposal of the dead.

Type: Article
Title: A prehistoric rock shelter burial site and enclosure at Scabba Wood, Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/00844276.2017.1333339
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/00844276.2017.1333339
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Neolithic, Burials, Rock Shelter, Iron Age, Roman, Settlement
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10064821
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