Elbolton Cave (Knave Knoll Hole), Thorpe, North Yorkshire


NGR: SE 008 616

NMR: SE06SW 8

SMR: YD 4404

Excavation: E. Jones, 1888-91. A. Raistrick & M. Kitson-Clark, 1920

Curation: Craven Museum, Skipton; Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley

Burials: MNI: 11+

Finds: Early Neolithic, Late Neolithic (Peterborough ware) and EBA pottery, bone pins, animal bones.

Date: Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age (4)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Brook, D. et al. (1988) Northern Caves. Volume 1: Wharfedale and the North-East. Dalesman, Clapham.

Gilks, J.A. (1973) The Neolithic and Early Bronze Age pottery from Elbolton Cave, Wharfedale. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 45: 41-54.

Jones, E. (1888) On the recent exploration of a cave at Elbolton, near Thorpe. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological and Polytechnic Society 11: 86-90.

Jones, E. (1889) On further exploration of a cave at Elbolton, near Thorpe, in Craven. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological and Polytechnic Society 11: 307-310.

Jones, E. (1891) Exploration of the Elbolton Cave. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological and Polytechnic Society 12: 105-107.

Longworth, I.H. (1984) Collared Urns of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Tiddeman, R.H. et al. (1894) The investigation of the cave at Elbolton. Report of the Sixty-Fourth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 270-271.

Whitaker, T.D. (1805) The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven in the County of York. London.

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