A DIGGING group has uncovered artefacts giving a glimpse into life in the area more than four millennia ago.
Amateur archaeologists made the staggering discovery of the remains of
a Bronze Age firepit – thought to be almost 4,500- years-old – on the
flanks of Moel Arthur, near Cilcain.
The find – unearthed by the Clwydian Range Archaeology Group at the
Moel Famau Country Park site – is said to be one of the the first of its
kind in North East Wales and includes charcoal dated to some time
between 2617 BC and 2462 BC.
The group carried out geophysical surveys on the Iron Age hillfort on
Moel Arthur and found a magnetic response on the north-western flanks of
Excavations revealed a water logged pit filled with burnt stones and a substantial amount of charcoal.
Radiocarbon dating suggests the charcoal had been there for between
4,000 and 4,500 year and was burnt in the the early Bronze Age. [...] leaderlive.co.uk/