Scoska Cave (Gildersbank Cave), Arncliffe, North Yorkshire

NGR: SD 9151 7242


SMR: YD 4190

Excavation: H. Brodrick, C.A. Hill & J.B. Barnes, 1905-06. A. Hinde, 2013.

Curation: ?

Burials: MNI: 1+ (adult)

Finds: Flint scraper, Romano-British artefacts.

Date: Early Mediaeval (1)

14C: 1255 BP (SUERC-55425)


Brodrick, H. & Hill, C.A. (1907) Notes on a recently discovered skeleton in Scoska Cave, Littondale. Report of the 76th Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science pp. 698-699.

Brook, D. et al. (1988) Northern Caves. Volume 1: Wharfedale and the North-East. Dalesman, Clapham.

Brown, A. (2013) Scoska Bone Hunt, 10 July 2013 Unpublished Report.

Brown, A. Murphy, P. & Lowe, D.J. (2022) Radiocarbon dating of the Scoska Cave Lady - Anglo-Saxon human remains from Littondale, North Yorkshire, UK. Cave and Karst Science 49 (3): 125-127.

Hill, C.A. (1907) Scoska Cave, Littondale. Yorkshire Ramblers Club Journal 2: 229-235.

Hill, C.A. (1907) Notes on a prehistoric skeleton found in a cave in Littondale, Yorkshire. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology 41: 221-230.

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