Monday, 27 May 2013

Kent's Cavern, Torquay, Devon. Photos from the BAAS Collection.

Entrance to Kent's Cavern. 1890. Photograph by William Whitaker.
BGS image ID: P264080
George Smerdon at the entrance to Kent's Cavern. 1890. Photograph by William Whitaker.
George was the Site Foreman at the cave and undertook the excavation under William Pengelly and his decendents still manage Kent's Cavern today!  We have had confirmation that this picture is reversed.


Cave Lion tooth from Kent's Cavern.Photograph by A.R. Hunt, 1891.
BGS image ID: P232130
Cave Lion tooth from Kent's Cavern. Photograph by A.R. Hunt, 1891.

Beaver bones, Kent's Cavern.  Photograph by A.R. Hunt, 1891.
BGS image ID:  P232129
Beaver bones, Kent's Cavern. Photograph by A.R. Hunt, 1891.

Canine teeth of Wolf, Hyaena and Machairodus. Kent's Cavern.  Photograph by A.R. Hunt, 1897.
BGS image ID: P232114
Canine teeth of Wolf, Hyaena and Machairodus. Kent's Cavern. Photograph by A.R. Hunt, 1897.

For information on the British Association for the Advancement of Science photograph collection see:

Historical geological photograph collections at the British Geological Survey. In: Edinburgh Geologist Issue 53 March 2013.

Bob McIntosh


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