Moking Hurth (Backhouse Cave, Malkins Cave, Teesdale Cave), Forest and Frith, County Durham

NGR: NY 868 311

NMR: NY 83 SE 82

SMR: D466

SAM: -

Excavation: J. Backhouse, 1880; C. Simms, 1967-71.

Curation: Yorkshire Museum, York; Bolton Museum.

Burials: MNI: 1

Finds: Animal bones.

Date: Bronze Age or Iron Age (4)

14C: -


Backhouse, J. (1896) Upper Teesdale, Past and Present. Simpkin, Marshall & Co., London.

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

Coggins, D. (1986) Upper Teesdale: the archaeology of a north Pennine valley. British Archaeological Reports British Series 150. B.A.R., Oxford.

Coult, T. 2015. Notes on the wolf, bear and lynx in Durham and Northumberland. Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumbria 79: 16-28.

Davies, W. (1880) On some bones of the lynx from Teesdale, obtained by Mr James Backhouse of York. Geological Magazine 17: 346-349.

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

Simms, C. (1974) Cave research at Teesdale Cave 1878-1971. Postglacial fauna from Upper Teesdale. Yorkshire Philosophical Society Annual Report 34-50.

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