Heaning Wood Bone Cave, Urswick, Cumbria

NGR: SD 2671 7483

NMR: SD27SE 65

SMR: C 2366

NCI: 2087

Excavation: E.G. Holland, 1958.

Curation: Barrow Museum.

Burials: MNI: 8 (3 adults, 5 juveniles)

Finds: : Collared Urn, stone knife, bone pin, animal bones.

Date: Mesolithic, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age (1)

14C: Early Bronze Age dates on human bone.


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