However, researchers were perplexed by the radiocarbon dating results.
In fact, several of the arrowheads' tips were located in the skeleton's bones, suggesting that the man had been killed by them.
Gough's Cave is located in Cheddar Gorge, a deep canyon on the southern edge of Somerset's Mendip Hills, in Cheddar, Somerset, England.
They all looked like they should be part of a consistent population pattern," said Chris Stringer, head of human origins at London's Natural History Museum.
"Even some re-fits of bones which seemed to be from the same individual were giving different ages." Since those tests were carried out, there have been significant advances in radiocarbon dating technology, particularly to reduce contamination in the samples.