Location

 

Site Name
Cathole
Parish
Ilston
Gower Region
North/Central Gower
Latitude
0
Longitude
0
X
Y
Z
0
OSNG

Identification

Position

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Entrance

Cathole - entrance_K6A0940_w.jpg

Entrance Height (m)
0
Entrance Width (m)
0
Type of Cave
Archaeological
Access

Description

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References

Nash, G. H. et al. (2016) ‘Assessing the geochemistry of possible inorganic applied pigments within Cathole Cave, Gower Peninsula, South Wales’, Proc. Univ. Bristol Spelaeol. Soc., 27(1), pp. 81–93. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305321284_ASSESSING_THE_GEOCHEMISTRY_OF_POSSIBLE_INORGANIC_APPLIED_PIGMENTS_WITHIN_CATHOLE_CAVE_GOWER_PENINSULA_SOUTH_WALES (Accessed: 28 April 2018).

 

Discoveries

Archaeology
Human Remains, Flint Tools, Pottery, Cave Art, Bronze
Time Period-Culture
Fauna
Bear - Ursus sp., Fox - Vulpes vulpes, Hyaena - Crocuta crocuta, Wild Cat - Felis sylvestris, Irish Deer - Megaceros hibernicus, Red Deer - Cervus elaphus, Reindeer - Rangifer tarundus, Sheep - Ovis aries, Woolly Rhinoceros - R. antiquitalis, Wild Horse - Equus caballus, Wild Pig - Sus scrofa, Mammoth - Elephas primigenius, Vole - Arvicola sp.
Notes

Bibliography

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