Shelter Cave (Kitley Caves), Yealmpton, Devon

NGR: SX 5751 5123

NMR: SX 55 SE 23

SMR: DV 56357

SAM: -

DCCR: 524

Excavation: M.C. Burkitt, 1926; A. Chamberlain, 1995-97.

Curation: Cambridge Museum of Archaeology; Plymouth City Museum; University of Sheffield; University of Wales Lampeter.

Burials: MNI: 1 (adult).

Finds: Flint flakes; pottery; animal bones.

Date: Middle Bronze Age (1)

14C: 3140 bp (OxA-7186) on human bone.


Burkitt, M.C. (1925) Archaeological notes. Man 3: 11-12.

Burkitt, M.C. (1926) Archaeological notes. Man 4-5: 10-13.

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Chamberlain, A.T. & Ray, K. (1994) Plymouth City Council, Plymouth.

Hedges, R.E.M. et al. (1998) Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 26. Archaeometry 40: 437-455.

Oldham, A.D. et al. (1972) The Caves of Devon. Privately Printed.

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