Kent's Cavern

Kent's Cavern

or

Kent's Hole,

limestone cave, Devonshire, SW England, near Torquay. The floor is composed of several strata, with remains indicating the prehistoric coexistence there of humans and now-extinct animals. The Rev. J. McEnery explored (1825–29) the cave and put forth the coexistence theory. The cave was extensively explored from 1865 to 1880 by William Pengelly, who found proof to support McEnery's hypothesis.
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You return via the woods that cluster around Lincombe Slopes, passing Kent's Cavern, a cave system once occupied by our ancient ancestors.
You return via the woods that passing Kent's Cavern, a cave system once occupied by our ancient ancestors.
The two-week dig at Kent's Cavern in Torquay, Devon, also unearthed the UK's first complete 15,000-year-old "sagaie" - a spearpoint made of reindeer antler dating to the late Ice Age.
The dig at Kent's Cavern near Torquay, Devon, also unearthed the UK's first complete 15,000-yearold "sagaie" - an antler spearpoint.
The bone fragment was taken from Kent's Cavern and is being kept at Torquay Museum, where it will be on display until September 6.
Kent's Cavern will sound familiar to any Agatha Christie fans as the great Torquay-born writer set one of her thrillers around the caves.
There's an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, restaurants and nightlife, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest, including Paignton Zoo, the Model Village at Babbacombe and prehistoric Kent's Cavern.
It has a museum, theatre, and cinema and among the attractions are Kent's Cavern which has spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some more than 700,000 years old.
The fragment of an upper jaw, which was found in 1926 at Kent's Cavern in Devon, was originally thought to be human, but experts now think it could date back even further.
Other famous caves in Britain include Kent's Cavern in Devon, Fingal's Cave in the Hebrides and Wookey Hole in Somerset.
Visit Kent's Cavern, one of the oldest recognisable human dwellings in Britain.
"Whilst we were there, we managed to visit a lot of attractions including Kent's Caverns, Paignton Zoo and Gerry Cottle's Circus; however, Thomas' favourite attraction was Dartmoor Zoological Park where he met the owner Benjamin Mee to talk about the film We Bought a Zoo that was based on the park," David said.