Hoyle's Mouth Cave, Penally, Pembrokeshire

NGR: SN 1119 0032

NPRN: 304237

SMR: 4309, 14209

SAM: Pe 427

CCR: 933

Excavation: Col. Jervis, 1840; G.N. Smith, 1860-1866; H.H. Winwood et al., 1865.

Curation: Bolton Museum; Bristol Museum; Tenby Museum; Manchester Museum; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (86.91H, 90.35H, 96.10H).

Burials: MNI: 2+ (adults).

Finds: Flint artefacts, animal bones.

Date: ? Neolithic (3)

14C: Pending


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