Kinsey Cave, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire


NGR: SD 8040 6569

NMR: SD86NW 4

SMR: YD 3776

SAM: 13248

Excavation: Unknown, 1890, 1912-1919; J.W. Jackson & W.K. Mattison, 1925-1932; E. Simpson & T. Lord, 1932-1935; T. Taylor, 2005.

Curation: Buxton Museum, Manchester Museum, T.C. Lord collection, University of Bradford.

Burials: MNI: 4+ (2+adults, 2+ juveniles).

Finds: Upper Palaeolithic flint and chert artefacts; Bronze Age artefacts; Romano-British artefacts; worked antler; animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 4472bp to 5111 bp (OxA-14798, OxA-147999, OxA-15790, OxA-15791; SUERC 10518) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Brook, A. et al. (1991) Northern Caves, Volume 2. The Three Peaks. Dalesman, Skipton.

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1992) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 14. Archaeometry 34: 141-159.

Hetherington, D.A., Lord, T.C. & Jacobi, R.M. (2006) New evidence for the occurrence of lynx (Lynx lynx) in medieval Britain. Journal of Quaternary Science 21: 3-8.

Jackson, J.W. (1931) Lynx remains from Yorkshire caves. The Naturalist 115-116.

Jackson, J.W. (1962) Archaeology and Palaeontology. In Cullingford, C.H.D. (ed.) British Caving. London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. 252-346.

Jackson, J.W. & Mattinson, W.K. (1932) A cave on Giggleswick Scars, near Settle, Yorkshire. The Naturalist 5-9.

Lord, T.C., O'Connor, T.P., Siebrandt, D.C. and Jacobi, R.M. (2007) People and large carnivores as biostratinomic agents in Lateglacial cave assemblages. Journal of Quaternary Science 22: 681-694.

Taylor, T., Lord, T.C. and O'Connor, T. (2011) Recent Work at Kinsey Cave. Unpublished report, University of Bradford.

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