A Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales

Southwest Wales – Palaeolithic and Mesolithic, key sites

22/12/2003

 
 
PALAEOLITHIC

 

Coygan Cave

Various excavations. Supported by radiocarbon dates. Environmental evidence: animal bone.

Aldhouse-Green et al 1995

 

Hoyle’s Mouth, Tenby

Excavations in and around cave. Environmental evidence: animal bone.

Aldhouse-Green 1996; Savory 1973

 

Little Hoyle, Tenby

Excavations in and around a cave. Environmental evidence: animal bone.  Radiocarbon dates.

Aldhouse-Green 1996

 

Nana’s Cave, Caldey Island

Small-scale excavations. Environmental evidence: animal bone.

Lacaille and Grimes 1961; Van Nedervelde and Davies 1977

 

Ogof-y-Ychen

Excavations. Environmental evidence: animal bone.  Radiocarbon date.

Lacaille and Grimes 1961

 

Potter’s Cave, Caldey Island

Small-scale excavations

Lacaille and Grimes 1961; Van Nedervelde and Davies 1977

 

Priory Farm Cave

Cave excavation. Environmental evidence: animal bone. Recently reassessed by Barton and Price.

Barton and Price 1999

 

Small Ord Point, Caldey Island

Small-scale excavations

Davies 1977

 

Other key Palaeolithic texts: Green 1979; Green and Walker 1991: Lynch, Aldhouse-Green and Davies 2000

 

MESOLITHIC

 

Daylight Rock, Caldey Island

Excavations on open site. Environmental evidence: animal bone; molluscs   Radiocarbon dates.

David 1989, 1990, 1991

 

Nab Head I

Excavations on open site. Environmental evidence: charcoal. Radiocarbon dates.

David 1989, 1990,1991; Gordon-Williams 1926

 

Nab Head II

Excavations on open site. Environmental evidence: charcoal. Radiocarbon dates.

David 1989, 1990, 1991

 

Ogof-y-Ychen, Caldey Island

Excavations in cave. Environmental evidence: animal bone. Radiocarbon dates.

 

Potter’s Cave, Caldey Island

Excavations in cave. Environmental evidence: animal bone.  Radiocarbon dates.

 

Other key Mesolithic texts: Jacobi 1980; Lynch, Aldhouse-Green and Davies 2000

 

 

 

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