Tooth Cave, Ilston, Swansea

NGR: SS 5317 9092

NPRN: 305613

SMR: 00230W

SAM: Gm 284

CCR: 1117

Excavation: D.P. Webley & J. Harvey, 1962.

Curation: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Duckworth Collection, University of Cambridge.

Burials: MNI: : 8+ (6 adults, 2 juveniles).

Finds: Collared Urn pottery, discoidal knife, flaked knives, scraper, flint flakes, bone spatula, needle, bead, animal bones.

Date: Bronze Age (2)

14C: -


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