Meillionydd is a late Bronze Age / Iron Age double ringwork hilltop enclosure, near Rhiw, on the Llyn peninsula in northwest Wales.
The site has been partially excavated by Bangor University’s School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology for the past six years.
The excavations in the entrance area have been finished in 2015 and have revealed a very detailed stratigraphy with at least eight main building phases, some of which contain multiple subphases.
During the 2016 season we will be focussing our research on the inside of the enclosure. According to the GPR interpretation, the area chosen for excavation is located in what seems to be a very densely build area with various roundhouses, including the biggest roundhouse on site (c. 18m diameter). The excavation will give us a chance to gain a better understanding of the complex stratigraphy.
Our team usually consists of archaeologists and archaeology students from the UK and other international universities as well as local and international volunteers with varying degrees of experience. So whether you are an experienced digger or want to try your hand at archaeology for the first time, you are very welcome to join the dig!
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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