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Cheddar Gorge & Caves

 

Cheddar Gorge & Caves: People have used the caves in Cheddar Gorge for shelter for 40,000 years. We derive this from evidence found in and around the caves.

Cheddar Man is famous as Britain’s oldest complete skeleton. Found buried in Gough’s Cave in 1903, he was a Mesolithic hunter-gathers living in Cheddar around 9,000 years ago. His remains now find a home at the Natural History Museum in London, but a replica skeleton can be seen in Gough’s cave.

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