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Coygan Cave
Carmarthenshire

 

 

Coygan Cave (arrow) in 1970 during quarrying.
[File name: Coygan1.jpg. Photo ID: 259. Source: Aldhouse-Green et al., 1995]



Mousterian hand axes from Coygan Cave excavated by McBurney and Clegg.
[File name: CoyganHandAxes.jpg. Photo ID: 260. Source: Aldhouse-Green et al., 1995]



Map and plan of excavations at Coygan Cave. Left: cave layout at the time of Hicks's excavation in 1866. The four chambers are marked A, B, C, and D. A, B, and C later were revealed to be entrances that were blocked in the late Devensian. Right: cave layout at the time of McBurney's and Clegg's excavations in 1963/1964. Much of the upper levels of fill had been removed by this time and parts of the surrounding rock had been removed by quarrying. Excavation trenches are numbered.
[File name: CoyganExcavationPlans.jpg. Photo ID: 261. Source: Aldhouse-Green et al., 1995]



Entrance to Coygan Cave approximately 1935. Entrance 3 is on the left and entrance 2 is on the far right.
[File name: CoyganEntrance.jpg. Photo ID: 262. Source: Aldhouse-Green et al., 1995]



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