yew Tree Shelter

This is a long rockshelter which has a sunny aspect and would have been attractive to hunters camping at Creswell Crags. The shelter gives about a 2 metre overhang and runs for about 22 metres along the base of the cliff.

Leslie Armstrong excavated a large area beneath the shelter between 1936 and 1938. He found stone tools and animal bones. The only surviving flint artefacts are believed to date from the Mesolithic just after the Last Ice Age.

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