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Creswell Crags exhibition explores 200 years of archaeological excavation

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Kara Sundstrom
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« on: June 12, 2010, 06:02:16 am »

(Above) An Ibis like Bird engraving found in Church Hole. Photo Allan Bull, English Heritage

The spoil heap left by the Victorians has revealed a range of artefacts that the Victorians missed and the exhibition is the first opportunity to put them on public display.

“The interesting thing about all of these objects is that they have been dug up twice,” adds Anna. “The earliest archaeologists on site removed them from the cave; either missed them or did not value them, and then left them in the spoil, whereas recent archaeologists have uncovered them once more and believe they provide valuable evidence.”

Among the Ice Age artefacts were Roman coins, brooches and pottery as well as medieval finds including coins, bottles and a unique medieval board game suggesting the cave may have been used as an illegal drinking and gambling den by the monks linked to Welbeck Abbey.
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