Dog Hole

The excavations at the cave of Dog Hole are something of a mystery. Robert Laing, a Newcastle doctor, is thought to have carried out excavations here that practically cleared out the cave.

Laing was working sometime before 1889. Unfortunately, none of the finds recovered from the site are known to survive. However, investigations during the 1980s on the spoil tip outside the cave indicated bones dated to the middle of the Last Ice Age including lion, spotted hyaena, woolly rhinoceros, horse and reindeer. A few flint tools have also been collected as casual finds.


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