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Iron knife with bone handle
DERSB : 3717
Iron knife with bone handle found at Thirst House Cave, Deepdale, 75-200CE. The cave was excavated by Micah and William Salt of Buxton in the 1890s, with both the interior and slope outside being dug. Burials were found at the base of the slope. One individual had been placed in a limestone pit with a pot of cremated bone, a bronze ring, and this bronze armband. These burials were hard to date other artefacts such as brooches, pottery, and coins suggest that the cave was occupied between 100CE-160CE and again between 240CE-280CE.
- Description: height 3; width 23mm; length 136mm; depth mm; diameter mm
- Who collected it? Salt, M. (collector)
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)