BONT NEWYDD CAVE;BONT-NEWYDD CAVE; PONTNEWYDD CAVE

Site Details



NPRN
306687
Map Reference
SJ07SW
Grid Reference
SJ01527102
Unitary (Local) Authority
Denbighshire
Old County
Denbighshire
Community
Cefnmeiriadog
Type of Site
CAVE
Broad Class
Domestic
Period
Palaeolithic

Site Description

1. A limestone cave, now (1959) walled in, excavated 1872 and 1978, producing flints, animal remains and a hominid tooth.
(source OS 495 card; SJ07SW14)
J.Wiles 14.10.2002

2. The site of excavations by Stephen Aldhouse-Green of the National Museum Wales, producing the oldest dated hominid remains in Wales. These comprise jaw fragments and teeth of Lower Paleolithic early Neanderthals dating from c.225,000 years ago. Also contemporary tools comprising handaxes, sharp Levallois-type flakes and scrapers.

T. Driver, RCAHMW, 25th June 2008.

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