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.
EXCAVATION, Mesolithic Rock Shelter at Salter¿s Nick, near East Shaftoe Hall ; John Davies and John Nolan
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