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Skulls found in Elbolton Cave dated to be 6000 years old


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NEW research has revealed human skulls in the collection of Craven Museum in Skipton are not from the early Bronze age as first thought, but are in fact much older.

Experts now say the three skulls which were found in Elbolton Cave, near Grassington, in the late 1880s, are from the early Neolithic period, which ran from around 4300 BC to 2000 BC, making them an astonishing 6,000 years old.

Ian Ball

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That is pretty amazing, to think that some bodies can last 6000 years, I've a definite feeling that mine isn't going to last 60.