Antofts Windypit, Old Byland and Scawton, North Yorkshire

NGR: SE 5823 8296

NMR: SE58SE 30


Excavation: R.H. Hayes, 1955.

Curation: Scarborough Museum.

Burials: MNI: 9 (8 adults, 1 juvenile).

Finds: AOC, PFB & PTC Beakers; flint knife and scraper; animal bones.

Date: Early Bronze Age and Iron Age (1)

14C: 3110 bp (OxA-13000); 2380 (OxA-13001) on human bone.


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