BONT NEWYDD CAVE;BONT-NEWYDD CAVE; PONTNEWYDD CAVE
Map Reference SJ07SW
Grid Reference SJ01527102
Unitary (Local) Authority Denbighshire
Old County Denbighshire
Type of Site CAVE
Broad Class Domestic
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)
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.