Greater Kelcoe Cave, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire

NGR: SD 8101 6465


SMR: YD 3811

Excavation: J. Hartley, 1846; J. Jackson, 1850; Settle Naturalist & Antiquarian Society, 1928-37.

Curation: Craven Museum, Skipton; British Museum, London; T.C. Lord private collection.

Burials: MNI: 4 (3 adults, 1 juvenile)

Finds: Peterborough Ware; RB artefacts; animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: -


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