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Simmonds, V. 2014. An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst. Mendip Cave Register & Archive (MCRA). (currently being revised, 2016)

An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst is freely available online at www.mendipgeoarch.net and in the archaeology section of the Mendip Cave Register & Archive at www.mcra.org.uk

Wookey Hole, Mendip

field notes 2016Posted by Vince Simmonds Fri, August 12, 2016 06:28:19

11th August 2016: with Roz Simmonds. Duncan Price and Tom Chapman were in the also cave surveying from Chambers 9 to 20.

Tried out the new camera - Olympus TG-4 - but only quick point and shoots, it really requires a dedicated photo trip to try it out properly.

At the dig with Roz we cleared enough of last weeks effort to enable more holes to be drilled. The rock is not good - there is too much calcite including flowstone, it's fractured, there are voids and mud filled cracks. It was difficult to get 4 hole drilled and those weren't brilliant, there were some failed attempts too. Charged the holes I had and the evenings task was completed from a safe distance.

Exited the cave and met up with DP and TC who were just leaving Chamber 9.

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