Pen-y-crug Iron Age fort is one of 27 Iron Age forts within the area that is the Brecon Beacons National Park. Pen-y-crug is a large multivallate (many defensive banks and ditches) Iron Age hillfort situated in the Usk Valley to the north west of Brecon town.
Well, I’ve got less than two weeks left at the Brecon Beacons! How time flies! I can’t quite believe how quickly (although some of it went slowly) this placement has gone; a year has flown by. I’ve learnt a lot, only despaired a little and have had a fantastic time working at a place I’ve always loved and classed as home since I was a mere tot!
Well, today as we walked into the office we were greeted by a fascinating looking diamond shaped stone with a depression in the middle of it. We’re a little stumped! We’ve gone through the possibilities; could it be a mortar stone or is it something else? Possibly part of a door hinge system? Photos below;
The annual Festival of Archaeology 2013 took place from July 13th to 28th – cue many posts online about thousands of events held across the UK to explain, enjoy and share archaeology with everyone who has some interest in the subject! As part of the festival the Brecon Beacons National Park held two public archaeologically themed tours of special sites within the National Park; we have so much archaeology within the park’s 520 square mile area and we want to share it with you!
Yes, this post is a little late (ok, very late); apologies! But here is an account of the 2013 IfA conference held in Birmingham’s Aston University from the 17th to 19th April.
A very early morning on the 17th April saw me getting to Talgarth, getting a lift to Abergavenny train station and boarding a train to Birmingham. As I sat on the train I struggled to stay awake (it was absurdly early) so that I didn’t miss my change-over at Hereford.
I will be working with Dyfed Archaeological Trust on their Bank Holiday ‘Lime Heritage Discovery Day’ on Monday 27th May; here’s a little information about the day if you fancy coming along!
See bottom of page for event programme.
We tried our hardest to ignore the weather – we climbed up the mountain (granted our cars did the actual ‘climbing’) and put on our waterproof and windproof layers, but alas! We could not overlook the weather conditions for long; the gale force gusts were attempting to knock us over once again and the snow was hitting us in the face at such a pace it physically hurt. So shortly after we arrived at the mountain, we left the mountain.
The weather forecast suggested that there would be as much snow today as there was yesterday, so we decided that we would not risk the mountain for fear of getting stranded up there…