Capeshead Cave, Lower Allithwaite, Cumbria

NGR: SD 3334 7812


SMR: C 2386

NCI: 2064

Excavation: Duke of Devonshire, 1800s; J.P. Morris, 1860s.

Curation: ?

Burials: MNI: 1+

Finds: : Pottery (?Bronze Age), animal bones.

Date: ?Bronze Age (3)

14C: -


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Morris, J.P. (1867) The bone caves of Cartmel. North Lonsdale Magazine and Lake District Miscellany 1: 166-172.

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