In collaboration with the ‘Heather and Hillforts’ project, Bangor University is conducting a programme of research on the hillforts of the Clwydian Range and Llantysilio Mountains. Since 2009, the project has been involved with numerous excavations, including at Moel y Gaer and Llanbedr Hillfort. The objective is to gain a better understanding of the development of the hillforts of the Clwydian Range and Llantysilio Mountain, not least regarding the chronological sequence of the construction of these monuments. In the first two seasons at Moel Fodig, parts of two roundhouses and the site’s enclosure were examined. In the third season at Moel Fodig, the intention is to excavate parts of the entrance into the enclosed hilltop.
The excavation, commencing in August, is run as an archaeological field school for students at Bangor University. 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. There are no age restrictions, although children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no cost to participate.