Shaftoe Crags rock shelter (Capheaton)
A south facing rock shelter exists at Shaftoe Crags and flints discovered in the 1980s and 1990s suggest it may have been used in the Mesolithic period. The flints included microliths, a blade fragment, end scraper and undiagnostic pieces. Archaeologists have excavated parts of the shelter and believe that they have found early occupation deposits.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Mesolithic (10000BC to 4000BC)
|Event(s):||EXCAVATION, Mesolithic Rock Shelter at Salter's Nick, near East Shaftoe Hall ; John Davies and John Nolan|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Capheaton
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