Friday, 14 June 2013

Time travelling to the Bronze Age

Budding archaeologists, or even the armchair variety, should make a note in their diaries for the Gwyl Bryngaer / Hilfort Festival taking place between the 11th and 13th of July at Felin Uchaf on the Llyn Peninsula.

Bangor University's Archaeology Department have been excavating the Meillionydd hill top settlement which dates back to the late Bronze Age on the slopes of Mynydd Rhiw, and they are running a special series of events to show their findings including guided tours of the excavations, and "experimental archaeology" at the Felin Uchaf centre, including demonstrations of Iron Age cooking, and story-telling in the reconstructed Iron Age round houses.

Photograph of Meillionydd, taken from the higher slopes of Mynydd Rhiw in 2011 (photo: Dafydd-Davies Hughes).

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