…The flint was mainly light, or darker grey though some had a white patina and there were a few brown or red examples and some burnt flint. The site may represent a temporary site next to the spring.

Microliths have been found near this site, eroded from the area to the south of the line of stones on the parish boundary and the Lyke Wake Walk track, these include several rods and long backed blades.

There are no other prolific sites known in the vicinity, although some very small scatters were noted nearby, including one above the disused railway track south east of Esklets Cross.

Some Mesolithic Sites on the North York Moors

North-East Yorkshire Studies: Archaeological Papers

Raymond H Hayes


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