Elbolton Cave MYD4404 ,1920 excavation © The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004
Deposits in this cave were excavated in the late 19th century and then again in 1920. The cave seems to have been occupied and used as a burial place during the late Neolithic and Bronze Age. Several inhumations (skeleton burials) and one cremation were found along with hearths and fragments of pottery vessels. Finds from the excavation are on display at the Craven Museum, Skipton.
Elbolton Cave entrance MYD4404 (c) YDNPA, 2023
Gilks, J A (1973) ‘The Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Pottery from Elbolton Cave, Wharfedale’ Yorkshire Archaeological Journal. Vol 45 pp41-54