Field school students and volunteers at work at the 2015 excavation. (Photo: Prifysgol Bangor University).
Meillionydd is a Late Bronze Age / Iron Age double ringwork hilltop enclosure, near Rhiw, on the Llŷn peninsula in North West Wales.
The site has been partially excavated by Bangor University’s School of History and Archaeology for the past seven years. The excavations in the entrance area were finished in 2015 and a cross-section of the site was completed in 2016. These excavations have revealed a very detailed stratigraphy with at least eight main building phases, some of which contain multiple subphases.
In 2017 we will be focussing our research on the northern half of the enclosure. We will continue the excavations north of the eastern entrance, where we will excavate part of the inner and outer boundaries. As most building activity took place next to the banks of the enclosure, this area is likely to contain complex stratigraphy. Our research will allow us to further unravel that stratigraphy.
For further information also see our website at http://meillionydd.bangor.ac.uk/.
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