Museum outing to Hoyle’s Mouth Cave

Posted by Tenby Museum on Sep 14, 2017 Blog No Comments

This morning six members of staff and volunteers from the museum enjoyed an informative archaeological trip out to Hoyle’s Mouth Cave.

Humans occupied Hoyle’s Mouth on two separate occasions, at about 30,000 and 10,000 BC.  In Palaeolithic times the Ritec Valley was bleak tundra populated with animals.  Excavated bones included reindeer, mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, hyena, arctic hare, fox, bear and lemming.  Two hundred stone tools and waste flakes were also found.

The expedition was led by museum volunteer and archaeology graduate Christopher Henry who gave an informative talk on the prehistory of the cave.

There is a fine display at the museum as part of the archaeology gallery of finds from Hoyle’s Mouth.