Cave Ha (Cave Hole), Lawkland, North Yorkshire

NGR: SD 7890 6624


SMR: YD 3638

Excavation: T.M. Hughes et al., 1870s; E. Simpson, 1940; J. Tobin, 1954-55

Curation: Craven Museum, Skipton; T.C. Lord

Burials: 4 (1 adult, 3 juv.) in Cave Ha #3; 1 (adult) in Cave Ha #4

Finds: Flint flakes; chert scrapers; stone bead; pottery; animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 4808 bp (OxA-13539); 4595 bp (OxA-14266) on human bone


Brook, A. et al. (1991) Northern Caves, Volume 2. The Three Peaks. Dalesman, Skipton.

Hughes, T.M. (1874) Exploration of Cave Ha, near Giggleswick, Settle, Yorkshire. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 3: 383-387.

Leach, S. (2015) Going Underground: an Anthropological and Taphonomic Study of Human Skeletal Remains from Caves and Rock Shelters in Yorkshire. Leeds. Yorkshire Archaeological Society.

Marr, J.E. (1876) Note on the occurrence of phosphatised carbonate of lime at Cave Ha, Yorkshire. Geological Magazine 13: 268-269.

Pentecost, A. et al. (1990) Some radiocarbon dates for tufas of the Craven District of Yorkshire. Radiocarbon 32: 93-97.

Tobin, J. (1955) Cave Ha No. 3. British Speleological Association Archaeological Report: 1-3

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