martes, 18 de marzo de 2014

'Fantastic discovery' from Bronze Age era near Cilcain

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 the hill.

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. [...]

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