Lynx Cave (Bryn Alyn Cave 1), Llanarmon-yn-ial, Denbighshire

NGR: SJ 1976 5931

NPRN: 418688

SMR: 100947 to 100950

SAM De 176

CCR: 1448

Excavation: J.D. Blore, 1962-2003.

Curation: : National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (83.98H); Grosvenor Museum, Chester.

Burials: MNI: 6+ (4 adults, 2 juveniles).

Finds: Upper Palaeolithic flint artefacts, bone point, Romano-British artefacts, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: 11,700 bp (OxA-8164) on bone point; 2945 bp (OxA-8070) on cutmarked bird bone.


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