Orchid Cave, Maeshafn, Clwyd


NGR: SJ 2000 6051

NPRN: -

SMR: 34750, 103035

CCR: 1526

Excavation: 1981.

Curation: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (92.23H).

Burials: MNI: 3+

Finds: : Bone artefacts, flint scraper, animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 4170 bp (OxA-3817) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Aldhouse-Green, S. et al. (1996) Holocene humans at Pontnewydd and Cae Gronw caves. Antiquity 70: 444-447.

Brassil, K.S. & Guilbert, G.C. (1982) Caves in Clwyd. Archaeology in Clwyd 4-5.

Davies, M. (1981) Identification of bones from Orchid Cave, Maeshafn, Clwyd. Unpublished report.

Guilbert, G. (1982) Orchid Cave. Archaeology in Wales 22: 15.

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