Event Information:

  • Sat

    Moel Arthur Excavation Open Day

    10 am - 3 pm Moel Arthur SJ146656

    Walkers on the Offa’s Dyke footpath between the hill forts at Moel Arthur and Penycladdiau in the next few weeks are likely to see archaeologists at work! Members of the Clwydian Range Archaeology Group (CRAG) are excavating on a plateau below the Iron Age hill fort on Moel Arthur. Here, in 2017, we found an intriguing range of worked stone tools on the banks of a paleo-channel which suggests activity may go back several thousand years. In 2018 a flint arrowhead and other lithic artefacts were found as the excavation moved further up the paleochannel.
    This year the area excavated continues to follow the paleochannel. Already more flints and possible features have been exposed.
    On Saturday 3 August, between 10am and 3.00 pm, an ‘Open Day’ will be held. This will enable visitors to see finds from the current and previous seasons and hear more about this interesting site from Dr Ian Brooks, our professional archaeologist.
    We recommend approaching the site from the carpark on the eastern flank of Moel Arthur (SJ146656). The Offa’s Dyke Footpath leads directly up the flank of the hill to the site. (A detour to the left takes you to the Iron Age hillfort on the summit.)
    It is also possible to get to the site from the Coed Llanwyfan car park at the foot of Penycloddiau. Please note that, when approaching from this direction, you need to continue upwards until you are almost at the Iron Age hillfort before you see where we are digging.
    We look forward to welcoming you and showing you what this site contributes to our understanding of the pre-history of the Clwydian Range.
    Clwydian Range Archaeology Group

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