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Iron Age spearhead from Kelco Cave

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Iron Age spearhead, Kelco Cave

The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004,

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Iron Age spearhead from Kelco Cave

Historical Environment Record No: MYD3811

Parish: Giggleswick

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Dale: Ribblesdale

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This iron spear was found along with the chain and handle from a cooking pot in Greater Kelco Cave near Settle. They all probably date to the Iron Age. A spear like this, mounted on a light wooden shaft would have been both a formidable weapon and also a useful hunting tool. This item is on display at the Craven Museum.


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