New season dates 11-24 June @ Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project

Tinkinswood Archaeology

We are happy to say that we are returning to Bryn Celli Ddu for our third year of excavation between the 11-24 of June! It’s free to take part, so we hope you’ll sign up.

The project focuses on the landscape surrounding Wales’ famous Neolithic passage 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 return to continue to work in the vicinity, looking further at a possible Neolithic causewayed enclosure and ring-ditch in the same area.

Last year, the team opened a 10m × 10m trench over the north-east quarter of a circular Neolithic/early Bronze Age cairn lying some 30m south-west of the main Neolithic passage tomb. We recorded the cairn in plan, recovered samples for radiocarbon dating, and re-excavated…

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