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Crug yr Afan



It was more or less on our route from Neath to Merthyr Tydfil and only a five to ten minute walk from the road, plus the coflein description was very interesting....

A complex monument consisting of a central clayey mound, 20.5m in diameter and 0.9m with, having a level summit, 13.5m in diameter, upon which rests a cairn, c.10m in diameter and 0.9m high, said to have been enclosed by upright stones, this is centrally disturbed with a small recent cairn set upon it. The whole is encircled by a ditch, c.28.4m in diameter.
Excavation, in 1902, revealed a cist cut into the subsoil, containing, burnt bone, a bronze model dagger and possible curated bone.....

There are no stones encircling the upper cairn but the two cairns, upper and lower, are easy to distinguish, and the ditch is only evident on the western side as the track and farming have destroyed or filled in the rest of it.
An untidy place, right next to a plantation, with untidy sheep willing us to leave, despite the long views to the south and east I didnt stay very long.
postman Posted by postman
18th June 2010ce
Edited 18th June 2010ce

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