Neale’s Cave (Paignton Zoo Cave), Paignton, Devon

NGR: SX 877 595

NMR: SX 85 NE 42

SMR: -

SAM: -

DCCR: 421

Excavation: L. Neale and A.J. Sutcliffe, 1958-59.

Curation: Natural History Museum, London.

Burials: MNI: 2 (1 adult, 1 juvenile)

Finds: Animal bones.

Date: Early Bronze Age (1)

14C: 3,466 bp (OxA-11022, redated 3,512 bp, OxA-16522) on human bone.


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