A Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales

Southeast Wales – Palaeolithic and Mesolithic, key sites

22/12/2003

 

 

Palaeolithic

 

PAVILAND CAVE SAM GM504 (SS43728588)

Burial, ivory working, animal remains, sediment Aldhouse-Green 2000

 

BOSCO'S DEN (BACON HOLE) (SS55928685)

Ivory working, animal remains Green 1984

 

CATHOLE CAVE SAM GM349 (SS538901)

Tool and animal remains, pollen, molluscs Green 1984

 

Gower cave sites with animal remains but without direct indications of human activity:

CASWELL BAY, RAVENSCLIFF, PORT EYNON POINT, NORTH HILL TOR

 

 

Mesolithic

 

Early Mesolithic

 

BURRY HOLMS SAM Gm88 (SS39989250)

Extensive flint scatter Walker 1999

 

FOXHOLE CAVE, PAVILAND Gm504 (SS43838601)

Hearth, flint and human tooth Aldhouse-Green 2000

 

CATHOLE CAVE (SS53809010)

Flint and other occupation evidence Campbell 1977

 

Later Mesolithic

 

MAGOR PILL (ST440847)

Footprints Alhouse-Green et al, 1992

 

USKMOUTH (ST366821)

Footprints and mattock; pollen, formanifera, sediments

Aldhouse-Green et al. 1992

 

MEWSLADE CAVE (SS42238729)

Possible occupation evidence Stantonl984

 

TWYN Y BLOEDD (SS942020)

Hearth and flints below peat Stantonl984

 

OGMORE-BY-SEA (PEN-Y-BONT) (SS860750)

Flint scatter, possible hearth (major activity now dated to Neolithic)

Hamilton and Aldhouse-Green 1998; 1999

 

GOLDCLIFF (ST365823)

Flints and possible hearth; pollen, wood id, insects

Bell 2000

 

CATHOLE CAVE SAM GM349 (SS538901)

Flint scatter and hearth Campbell 1977

 

CORNTOWN (SS926768)

Flint working site

 

SHIRENEWTON (ST462926)

Flint working site

 

 

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