Thaw Head Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire


NGR: SD 7105 7590

NMR: SD77NW 91

SMR: YD 2306

Excavation: J. Thorp, 1986-87.

Curation: T.C. Lord.

Burials: MNI: 5 (3 adults, 2 juveniles)

Finds: Grooved ware Beaker & later Bronze Age pottery; flint knife & scraper; bronze pin; animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 5040 bp (OxA-14264) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Brook, D. et al. (1994) Northern Caves. Volume 3: The Three Counties System and the North West. Skipton: Dalesman

Gilks, J.A. (1995) Later Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery from Thaw Head Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society 18: 1-11.

Gilks, J.A. (2001) Further finds of Grooved Ware from Thaw Head Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society 21: 60-62.

Keenan, E.M. (2014) A Tale of Three Caves: Faunal Contextualisation of Mixed Human and Animal Assemblages from the Yorkshire Dales. MSc dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of York.

Knight, B. (2012) Thaw Head Cave: Taphonomic Investigation of a Microfaunal Assemblage. MA dissertation, Department of Archaeology, University of York.

Leach, S. (2015) Going Underground: an Anthropological and Taphonomic Study of Human Skeletal Remains from Caves and Rock Shelters in Yorkshire. Leeds. Yorkshire Archaeological Society.

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