Dog Hole Fissure

A rock fall just to the west of the cave of Dog Hole in 1978 exposed a sequence of sediments that had infilled a fissure. These deposits were excavated by a team from the Creswell Crags Museum and Education Centre.

Bones recovered from the fissure provide the most complete picture of animal life around Creswell Crags just after the end of the Last Ice Age 9,500 years ago. The bones of lynx, beaver and wild pig indicate a woodland environment that had developed soon after the Ice Age. The presence of charcoal and flint flakes in the fissure indicate that people were also here.

Explore some of the animal bones found in Dog Hole Fissure:

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