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Bont Newydd Cave;bont-newydd Cave; Pontnewydd Cave

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NPRN306687
Map ReferenceSJ07SW
Grid ReferenceSJ0152071020
Unitary (Local) AuthorityDenbighshire
Old CountyDenbighshire
CommunityCefnmeiriadog
Type Of SiteCAVE
PeriodPalaeolithic
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.
Resources
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application/pdfCPAT - Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust Reports
application/pdfCPAT - Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust Reports