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Paviland Port Eynon City_of_Swansea Wales
The Red Lady of Paviland Cave is located on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales. Paviland Cave is famed for the archaeological find – a skeleton known as the Red Lady of Paviland – and lies between Worm’s Head Peninsula and Port Eynon Point. | The Red Lady of Paviland is something of a misnomer, however, as it was later found to be the skeleton of a man. It is a fairly complete Upper Paleolithic-era human male skeleton dyed in red ochre which was discovered in 1823 by William Buckland, during an archaeological dig at Goat's Hole Cave (as the cave is known locally). | The Red Lady is the first human fossil to have been found anywhere in the world, and at 33,000 years old is still the oldest ceremonial burial of a modern human ever discovered anywhere in Western Europe. | Walkers on the Gower Coastal Path, part of the All Wales Path, have the opportunity to visit the cave, subject to both the times of the tide and a steep climb from the cliff top path.
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