Rhosddigre (Rhos Isaf) Caves, Llanarmon-yn-ial, Denbighshire

NGR: SJ 1884 5355

NPRN: 306848

SMR: 100940, 101774-6

SAM: De 119

CCR: 915

Excavation: W.B. Dawkins, 1869-72.

Curation: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (29.607).

Burials: MNI: 5+

Finds: Neolithic pottery, polished Graig Llwyd axe, flint flakes, animal bones.

Date: Neolithic and Bronze Age (1).

14C: 4354 bp (OxA-17562), 3141 bp (OxA-17563) on human bone.


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