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Cave sequences © 2000 The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester

Cave sequences

Drawing by A.L. Armstrong showing the relationships of deposits in Pin Hole and Mother Grundy's Parlour.

In the 1950s A.L. Armstrong produced this diagram showing the supposed relationship between deposits in Pin Hole and Mother Grundy’s Parlour, Creswell Crags. The sequence in Pin Hole is depicted longer and as beginning as long ago as the Last Interglacial. Ironically, the Pin Hole sequence is now thought to extend back only to the middle of the Last Cold Stage while fauna from Mother Grundy’s Parlour shows that the deposits at the base of this sequence were as old as the Last Interglacial.

Glossary: Glacial, Ice Age, Interglacial, Last Cold Stage, Pleistocene