C.R Archaeology Friday

One of our most recent projects is looking into historic cave use around Llandudno in North Wales this is to help CADW, the Welsh historic agency protect the caves with gating. While carrying out research into the caves around Bodafon farm a reference to this stone was found in a old local journal and having never heard of it or seen it before the church kindly let me take images for 3D scanning and photography’s for the local museum.

Early Medieval carved stone from Bodafon road above Llandudno

Early Medieval carved stone from Bodafon road above Llandudno

We have a range of small building recordings and watching briefs on at the moment but one of most exciting on going sites is a large Neolithic settlement and later pit group identified through excavation in perpetrating for the building of a new school in Anglesey North Wales. We have already carried out 5 months of excavation over two stages. We have hundreds of samples from these features and have been processing them through floatation and sieving.

The excavation produced over a 1000 stone tools and 2000 shreds of pottery, through this intense sampling this umber is raising.

prehistoric Pottery

neolithic pottery from a Neolithic settlement site on Anglesey

mix of Neolithic pottery from all stages of periods

mix of Neolithic pottery from all stages of periods

Four of  over thirty Flint scampers recover to date

Four of over thirty Flint scampers recover to date

polished axe fragments

Fragments of broken polished axe reworked in to tools

local history group visit our prehistoric cave excavation

Local history group visit our prehistoric cave excavation