Potter's Cave, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire

NGR: SS 1436 9707

NPRN: 305462

SMR: 4255-4259, 5006, 11994, 11995, 13072

SAM: Pe 424

CCR: 1057

Excavation: J. Van Nedervelde, 1950-1955; J. Van Nedervelde & M. Davies, 1973-1975.

Curation: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (63.337, 89.24H, 91.7H); Tenby Museum.

Burials: MNI: 2+

Finds: Early Neolithic, early and late Bronze Age pottery, glass beads, Late Upper Palaeolithic flint artefacts, animal bones.

Date: Mesolithic and Romano-British (1)

14C: 7880, 8580 bp (OxA-7687, 7688), 1725 bp (OxA-7689) on human bone.


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