Meillionydd excavation open days 2017 - Dyddiau agored Cloddiad Meillionydd yn 2017
Wales | Gwynedd
Sat 15th Jul 2017 - Sun 16th Jul 2017
Meillionydd excavation open days 2017 - Dyddiau agored Cloddiad Meillionydd yn 2017
Periods: Prehistory
Excavation visit

For the past seven years Bangor University‘s School of History and Archaeology has been excavating the double ringwork enclosure of Meillionydd, near Rhiw, on the Llŷn peninsula in northwest Wales. In 2017 we will focus on excavating the northern half of the enclosure, where we expect to find many interesting features (e.g. roundhouses).

Our open days will give you the chance to see for yourself how archaeological field work is done and join one of our free site tours (in Welsh or English) to find out more about the site. And while you are there why not grab a trowel and have a go in our trench yourself?

Dros y saith mlynedd ddiwethaf bu Ysgol Hanes ac Archaeoleg Prifysgol Bangor yn cloddio yn lloc amddiffynfa gylch ddwbl Meillionydd, ger Rhiw, ar Benrhyn Llŷn yng ngogledd orllewin Cymru. Yn 2017 byddwn yn canolbwyntio ar gloddio yn rhan ogleddol y lloc, ble y disgwyliwn ddod ar draws llawer o nodweddion diddorol (e.e. tai crwn).

Bydd ein dyddiau agored yn cynnig cyfle i chi weld sut mae gwaith maes archaeolegol yn digwydd a chewch ymuno yn un o’n teithiau safle rhad ac am ddim (yn y Gymraeg neu’r Saesneg) i ddarganfod mwy am y safle. A thra byddwch yno, beth am afael mewn trywel a rhoi cynnig arni yn y ffos?

Event details

Organiser: School of History and Archaeology, Bangor University
Booking details: You do not need to book this event
Fee details: This event is free to attend

Dates and times

Sat 15th Jul 2017 10:00-16:00 — Sun 16th Jul 2017 10:00-16:00
Additional times information
We will be on site giving site tours from 10am to 4pm on both days.

Venues and locations

Google co-ordinates: 52.829729,-4.641886


Tel: +44 (0) 7970993891
Directions: From Pwllheli take the A499 towards Llanbedrog. Follow the B4413 to Aberdaron until you reach Botwnnog. Turn left onto the small road when you reach the chapel at the start of the village and follow the road until you reach the excavation. The site will be on your right.

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