Buckland's Windypit, Old Byland and Scawton, North Yorkshire

NGR: SE 588 828

NMR: SE58SE 31


Excavation: A. Pacitto & R.H. Hayes, 1956-58, 1960

Curation: Scarborough Museum

Burials: MNI: 6 (5 adult, 1 juvenile)

Finds: AOC Beaker pottery, flint artefacts, animal bones.

Date: Late Neolithic and Romano-British (1)

14C: 3601 bp (OxA-13002), 1864 bp (OxA-11798), 1829 bp (OxA-11799) on human bone


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