Kinsey Cave, Giggleswick, North Yorkshire

NGR: SD 8040 6569


SMR: YD 3776

SAM: 13248

Excavation: Unknown, 1890, 1912-1919; J.W. Jackson & W.K. Mattison, 1925-1932; E. Simpson & T. Lord, 1932-1935; T. Taylor, 2005.

Curation: Buxton Museum, Manchester Museum, T.C. Lord collection, University of Bradford.

Burials: MNI: 4+ (2+adults, 2+ juveniles).

Finds: Upper Palaeolithic flint and chert artefacts; Bronze Age artefacts; Romano-British artefacts; worked antler; animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 4472bp to 5111 bp (OxA-14798, OxA-147999, OxA-15790, OxA-15791; SUERC 10518) on human bone.


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Hetherington, D.A., Lord, T.C. & Jacobi, R.M. (2006) New evidence for the occurrence of lynx (Lynx lynx) in medieval Britain. Journal of Quaternary Science 21: 3-8.

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Taylor, T., Lord, T.C. and O'Connor, T. (2011) Recent Work at Kinsey Cave. Unpublished report, University of Bradford.

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