Be Part of the Victoria Cave Story

Tom and Ollie are amazed to find a rhinoceros jaw 125,000 years old during their visit to the Victoria Cave Exhibition at Lower Winskill.

'Be part of the Victoria Cave Story' is a project by a team of volunteers based at Lower Winskill to make the first digital archive of nearly 2000 items relating to the important and fascinating excavations at Victoria Cave in the 1870s. The project will digitise and explain the context of all the surviving finds, note books and photographs from the excavations. The results will be a thoroughly researched and complete digital archive for this nationally important cave. Building on the digital archive, the second phase of the project will create educational resources about Victoria Cave for schools and visitors.

If you think you would like to get involved with 'Be Part of the Victoria Cave Story' please contact Tom Lord tomlord@daelnet.co.uk Tom is an expert on cave archaeology and palaeontology, and a Research Associate in the Archaeology Department at York University. This is an opportunity to handle many of the finds and documents relating to the nationally important cave site, and to experience the less glamorous, but essential behind the scenes stuff that archaeology relies on.

Text and image courtesy of Tom Lord

 Tom and Ollie with 125,000 year old rhinoceros jaw