Location

Site Name
Minchin Hole
Parish
Pennard
Gower Region
South Mid-Gower
Latitude
0
Longitude
0
X
Y
Z
0
OSNG

Identification

Position
Entrance

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

Description

Discoveries

Archaeology
Time Period-Culture
Fauna
Brown Bear - Ursus arctos, Fox - Vulpes vulpes, Hyaena - Crocuta crocuta, Lion - Panthera leo, Wolf - Canis lupus, Bison - Bison priscus, Red Deer - Cervus elaphus, Reindeer - Rangifer tarundus, Soft-nosed Rhinoceros - Rhinoceros hemitoechus, Wild Pig - Sus scrofa, Straight-tusked Elephant - Elephas antiquus, Water Vole - Arvicola amphibius
Notes

Bibliography

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