Contact

Location: Near Rhiw, Llŷn peninsula, North West Wales
Dates: 05/06/2017 – 28/07/2017
Cost: 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/.
Age: The field school accepts participants of any age. However, children under 18 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Training / Experience: None, but depending on supervision capacity of excavation staff preference may be given to volunteers who do have some archaeological fieldwork experience.
Accommodation: For field school students accommodation (shared twin or double), food and transport from/to site as well as from/to Bangor (Gwynedd) or Pwllheli railway station is provided. For volunteers accommodation, food and transport can be provided for a fee (prices available on request). For volunteers accommodation, food and transport can be provided for a fee (prices available on request).
Organization: School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology, Prifysgol Bangor University
Name: Professor Raimund Karl
Address: School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology, Prifysgol Bangor University College Road Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG United Kingdom
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382247
Web: http://meillionydd.bangor.ac.uk/

Details

Field school students and volunteers at work at the 2015 excavation. (Photo: Prifysgol Bangor University).

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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