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LLETHRID TOOTH CAVE

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00230w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Ilston
NGR : SS53179092
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Cave
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Partial excavation of a chamber revealed flint and bone tools, and human remains from the top of rubble fill, occurred mainly in a layer of brown soil, with charcoal and animal bones. Finds of early BA date.
Human remains were fragmentary and disarticulated.

Description :
Partial excavation of a chamber revealed flint and bone tools, and human remains from the top of rubble fill, occurred mainly in a layer of brown soil, with charcoal and animal bones. Finds of early BA date.
Human remains were fragmentary and disarticulated, sections of one skull had been carefully piled together. Cave possibly used as ossuary for remains derived from the viciinity of a settlement site.
Finds at NMW.

Sources :
09/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Burnham HB/1985/AM 107
12/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Burnham HB/1989/AM 107
02/PM Excav Report/Webley D et al/1967/BBCS XII pp277-290
03/MM Photo/GGAT/Lewis W/1979-80
11/PM Desc Text/Oldham T/1982/Caves of Gower pp84-89
04/PM Desc Text/Atkinson RSC/Gower Journal (no other info given)
05/PM Desc Text/Hughes DR & Dewstone CB/1967/BBCS/pp285-90
06/PM Desc Text/Valdemar AE/1970/Trans Cav Res Gp vol12,2 pp113-126
08/PM Desc Text/Webley D/1962/Arch in Wales p5
13/MM AP/GGAT/1992/108-43
01/PM Desc Text/RCAHMW/1976/Glam Invent volI ptI p18
10/MM Record Card/OS/1982/SS 59 SW 9
07/PM List/NCC/1979/Stat Sites Nat Parks 1949: West Glam p19,35, map
Harvey et al, 1961: Cadw ref. no. 19/2619/GM284 (SWA)
15/MM Desc text /CPAT/1998/ Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project Phase II
14/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Burnham HB/1997/AM 107
Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project Phase II
Harvey et al, 1961: Cadw ref. no. 19/2619/GM284 (SWA)
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998

Events :
E000593 : LLETHRID TOOTH CAVE, PARTIAL EXCAVATION, 1961 (year : 1961)
E002960 : Pengwern Common. DBA (year : 2001)

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