Location: Bryn Celli Ddu, Llanddaniel Fab, Anglesey
Dates: 11-24 of June 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Age: 16 years or over (unless accompanied by an adult)
Training / Experience: None required
Accommodation: None provided
Welsh Government’s historic environment service, Cadw, University of Central Lancashire and Manchester Metropolitan UniversityName:
Dr Seren GriffithsAddress:
School of Forensic and Applied Sciences, JB Firth, JBF111, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HEEmail: [email protected]Telephone:
+44 (0) 1772 201 201Web: https://tinkinswoodarchaeology.wordpress.com/
Image of the Late Neolithic / Bronze Age cairn under excavation, and Bryn Celli Ddu passage tomb in the background (Photo: Adam Stanford).
Bryn Celli Ddu is a Neolithic passage tomb on Anglesey, in northwest Wales, and this project focuses on the landscape surrounding this famous tomb.
During the last two years we have built up a picture that includes a Late Neolithic / Bronze Age cairn, along with several rock art panels situated close by, making a case for a complex multi-period landscape.
We recorded the cairn in plan, recovered samples for radiocarbon dating, and re-excavated previous interventions in order to determine the construction sequence.
During the 2017 season we will return to work in the vicinity, looking for further evidence of the Late Neolithic / Bronze Age burial cairn. There will also be opportunities to explore the surrounding landscape, recording the eight new rock art panels found during the last two years.
Our team consists of archaeologists from Welsh Government’s historic environment service, Cadw, University of Central Lancashire and Manchester Metropolitan University and local volunteers. Whether you are an experienced digger or want to try your hand at archaeology for the first time, you would be very welcome to join the team.