Bonfire Scar Cave, Aldingham, Cumbria

NGR: SD 2776 7219

NMR: SD27SE 50

SMR: C 2352

NCI: 2058

Excavation: R. Stables & W.G. Atkinson, 1925; D.Stables, 1992.

Curation: Barrow Museum.

Burials: MNI: 6+ (5 adults, 1 juvenile).

Finds: : Flint implements, pottery, worked bone, cutmarked human bone, iron implement, mollusc shells, animal bones.

Date: ? Neolithic, Bronze Age or Iron Age (4)

14C: -


Atkinson, W.G. (1926) Report on the exploration of Bonfire Scar Cave and Dobson Cave, near Scales in Furness. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Archaeological and Antiquarian Society 27: 110-116.

Allshorn, S. & Swire, P. (2017) Northern Caves. The Three Counties System and the North West. High Mead, Leeds.

Holland, E.G. (1967) Furness Underground. Dalesman, Clapham.

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