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Holocene humans at Pontnewydd and Cae Gronw caves

  • Stephen Aldhouse-Green (a1), Paul Pettitt (a2) and Christopher Stringer (a3)

Pontnewydd, in north Wales, is known as a rare Middle Pleistocene site in northern Europe with human remains. Radiocarbon AMS dates identify human specimens, deriving from later use of the cave at Pontnewydd and its neighbour Cae Gronw, that have no part in its earlier story.

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