Mites & Tites

DEER CAVE BONES: Chris Crowley has photographed an antler and leg bone from the cave recently discovered near Garreg Fawr and sent them to Mel Davies in Swansea (the photos not the bones). Mel has identified the antler as being naturally shed from a red deer at least 6 years old. The leg bone was from a modern type cow or bull. In his experience, the combination of deer and modern ox is typical of the late neolithic or early bronze age and the colour would indicate that they were certainly more recent than 2000 BC. This perhaps fits in with the bronze age remains found not far away on Cefyn Cadlan. There are also some remains 100m away which could be some sort of settlement or stock enclosure.