The University of Oxford are currently running a programme of archaeological research at Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari. Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari is one of a series of well preserved but poorly understood Iron Age hillforts on the Clwydian Range in North Wales.
Building on the recent work of the Heather and Hillforts Project, the programme aims to combine survey and excavation to gain a better understanding of chronological and social complexities of the hillforts of the Clwydian Range.
The first season of excavation in 2012 focused on a house platform and group of pit-like features within the interior of the hillfort. Excavation of the house platform will continue in 2013, and a third trench will be opened to investigate a possible building or structure at the southern end of the hillfort.
Volunteers are welcome to participate in the summer excavation and/or attend the open day. Training will be provided in basic excavation and recording methods. Participation is free. There are no age restrictions, but access to the site may be an issue for the less able-bodied.
Research is funded by grants from the Denbighshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Cambrian Archaeological Association.