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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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