This summer we will return to the site of the ‘double ringwork’ hilltop enclosure at Meillionydd, near Rhiw, on the Llŷn peninsula in northwest Wales for a sixth excavation season.
During the 2015 season we will be examining an area in the centre of the settlement which, according to the GPR interpretation, seems to be a very densely built area with various roundhouses. This will give us a chance to gain a better understanding of the complex stratigraphy on site. The excavation, commencing in June and July, is run as an archaeological field school for archaeology students. The project is also open to a limited number of external volunteers, all of whom will be trained in archaeological excavation and field recording techniques alongside the students. Preference may be given to volunteers who do have some archaeological fieldwork experience, depending on supervision capacity of excavation staff. Welsh-speaking participants are also preferred.
Field school students can acquire academic credit on request and dependent on length of stay. The additional accreditation costs need to be covered by the student (for prices, please see our website http://meillionydd.bangor.ac.uk/apply.php.en).
The dig is free for British volunteers, who do not need accommodation, food and transport. Prices for Field School students and volunteers requiring accommodation, food and transport are available on request. For further information also see our website at http://meillionydd.bangor.ac.uk/.
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