Updated 18th September 2000; 25th March, 26th April, 7th October 2001;
20th January 2002; 9th November 2003; 7th January 2004; 1st February 2006;
23rd December 2008
A large entrance and chamber with a small passage up on the right at the top of the slope. There is charcoal above a small drop at this point.
In March 2001 a superb example of Bronze Age pottery was noticed in amongst the boulders on the entrance slope and photos are shown below. The pot was removed during the summer and reconstructed.
At the top left of the entrance chamber, a squeeze enters a rift passage on the left which chokes.
At the end of 2003, two small extensions were made. Down to the left, just after the entrance stoop, is an excavated section and squeeze down into a bouldery section which chokes in all directions. At the base of the chamber, up on the eastern wall, a climb leads to a calcited section of high level passage. The whole cave should really be resurveyed.
A useful summary article is found in Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter, 2003 with a diagram of the vase and a (out-of-date) cave survey. The pottery (drawing) has been compared to the assemblage in site 2139. (Smith P, Corrin J and Ruiz Cobo J, 2008)
References: anon., 1982 (logbook); Corrin J, 1983c (survey); material in file; anon., 2000c (Summer logbook); pers comm; anon, 2001d (Christmas logbook); Corrin Juan, 2003a (photo); Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter, 2003; anon., 2003e (Christmas logbook); Corrin Juan, 2005; Smith P, Corrin J and Ruiz Cobo J, 2008; Ruiz Cobo Jesús et al, 2008 (drawing and survey)
Entrance picture : close distant
Underground picture(s): passage and pottery
Detailed Survey : from 1982: low res high res
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