North End Pot, Thornton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire

NGR: SD 6830 7653

NMR: SD 67 NE 43

SMR: YD 2305

NCI: 1635

Excavation: R. Marsden & Earby Potholing Club, 1985-8.

Curation: T.C. Lord.

Burials: MNI: 4 (2 adult, 2 juvenile); 1 adult (Iron Age)

Finds: Animal bones, Neolithic antler macehead.

Date: Neolithic (1) and Late Iron Age (1)

14C: 4176 bp (OxA-14265); 2260 bp (HAR-8056) on human bone.


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