Jamaican Caving Notes
May 8, 2005
Team: Stewart, Conolley
Notes: RS Stewart
This is a medium-sized shelter cave found around the hill from Welsch Ratbat and Penthouse. It was shown to us by Ricardo Schoburgh, and Mikial Campbell.
Breccia is present, in a horizontal band about 2m up the wall.
Ivor found potsherds, but thought there might be a glaze indicating that it was part of a yabba pot, and thus from slave-times, rather than left by Taino.
The entire cave is in the twilight zone - there is no bat-roost, and no cave inverts. It is open, and at outside ambient conditions, to the extent that there weren't E. cundalli present, although the hill above is rather bushy and should be supplying appropriate habitat.
We are listing the cave with a medium vulnerability because of the breccia and the potsherds. There is no immediate threat.
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