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KING ALFRIDS CAVE

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  ALFREDS CAVE
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A small cave or rock shelter, associated by legend with a Northumbrian King. Excavations in the early 1950s by the Scarborough and District Archaeological Society recovered Mesolithic flints; human remains representing several individuals of probable Neolithic date, and apparently associated with pottery described as "possibly Grimston Ware"; Early Bronze Age sherds; flints of general Nealothic and Early Bronze Age date; and a few Roman potsherds. Animal remains recovered are probably of various dates.

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