Spritsail Tor (Prissens Tor) Cave, Llangennith Llanmadoc and Cheriton, Swansea

NGR: SS 4262 9370


SMR: 00004W

SAM: -

CCR: 1086

Excavation: H. de la Beche, 1839; E.R. Wood, 1849; T.K. Penniman, 1945.

Curation: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea; University Museum, Oxford; Natural History Museum, London.

Burials: MNI: 1 (adult).

Finds: Early Bronze Age Beaker, flint flakes, Romano-British artefacts, animal bones.

Date: EBA (4)

14C: -


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