Notes on the Barrows and Bone-Caves of Derbyshire; With an Account of a Descent Into Elden Hole

Notes on the Barrows and Bone-Caves of Derbyshire; With an Account of a Descent Into Elden Hole

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ... rolled bits of bone, was picked up in the gravel of the river Derwent. The other is a bit of a large mammoth tooth, believed to have been found near Bakewell, but where and when no one knows. The other discoveries of Pleistocene remains in Derbyshire are so fully recorded as to make repetition needless. The chief are those at Wirksworth, Bakewell, and Dove Holes. They are described in " Reliquiae Diluvianee," and in " Cave Hunting." In an appendix I shall give a complete list of the Quaternary fauna of the county, with the locality of each discovery. Perhaps the most wonderful English discovery of glrzgqwell a " bone cave " is that made by the Rev. J. Magens Mello, in the Cresswell Crags. No caverns in this country have furnished such a variety of evidence as to ancient man and the animals which furnished him with food and clothing. A visit to these caves takes us into a country very different to the wild Castleton hills. We leave behind the Peak range, and cross the long strip of coal-bearing rocks which lie against its flanks, till we reach the Permian upland. There on the northeastern border of Derbyshire is a line of low hills, cut through by the short ravine known as Cresswell Crags. I borrow Mr. Mello's description: " It is about a third of a mile in length, running nearly east and west, and is bounded on either side by beautifully-wooded cliffs, which in places are some fifty or sixty feet high. " Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society," vol. xxxi. p. 679. " The limestone is the lower Permian, and is very hard and massive here, with an easterly dip, which is rather difiicult to trace. On either side of the ravine the erags are much fissured, the fissures now...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905784
  • 9781236905789