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This also has been dug through into more passage but no obvious way could be found at the end.
At this point, the draught felt at the entrance and the stream cannot be traced.
Because the deposits were in highly disturbed, un-compacted and non-stratified ground, the site was excavated by cavers under the direction of cave archaeologist Mel Davies between 19.
Hundreds of bones were found which included those representing three humans. The human remains were considered by Mel Davies to be 3000 years old, although at that time no carbon dating was carried out.
The bones found were cleaned and dried and sent to Mel Davies for identification.
1977 April 3rd Fourteen cavers and Mel Davies carefully excavated at the site.
to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (but see 'Where are the bones today' below), on the clear proviso that they be returned to the area if ever a suitable museum is established in North Wales (NWCC newsletter No 1).
A small selection of hominin and animal remains (see photos below), were held by the writer until 2018 when they were given to Denbighshire Countryside Services at Loggerheads, where it is hoped that they can be shown to the public on an occasional basis.
Just before reaching the highest point, turn left and the cave is 55 paces from the track just below a small rock outcrop.
It should be stated that NMW are in the process (in 2018) of photographing some of their oldest and most important finds from Palaeolithic caves, and making these available online.
But it may be many years, if ever, they decide to include the unseen collections from the other North Wales caves, many of which are Neolithic.
The disturbed deposits within the cave were now found to be lacking in bones.
Mel Davies stated that the main area for future work lay within the platform outside the entrance.