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Site Site type
Ach A' ChorrainChambered Cairn
Achcheargary BurnCairn(s)
Afon Hyddgen Standing StonesStanding Stones
Afon Hyddgen, PumlumonStone Row / Alignment
Afon Y Dolau GwynionChambered Cairn
Aldbourne 'Cup Barrow'Round Barrow(s)
Aldbourne (west of Giant's Grave)Round Barrow(s)
Aldbourne 7Round Barrow(s)
Allt A' Bhaid Loisgt, Loch HopeChambered Cairn
Allt Ach Coille Na BorgieCairn(s)
An Torr, StrathnacroStone Fort / Dun
Aran FawddwyRound Cairn
ArdvannieChambered Cairn
Arenig FachRound Cairn
Asheldham CampPlateau Fort
BadnabayChambered Cairn
BalnabraidKerbed Cairn
Banc Cynnydd, ElenyddCairn(s)
Banc Llechwedd-mawrCairn(s)
Banc Lluest NewyddCairn(s)
Banc Ystrad-WenBarrow / Cairn Cemetery
Barone HillHillfort
Beacon HillRound Barrow(s)
Beacons DownRound Barrow(s)
Beddau FolauChambered Cairn
Bellever Tor WestCist
Ben UarieCairn(s)
Black DarrenRound Cairn
Black HillBarrow / Cairn Cemetery
Black HillCairn(s)
Black MixenRound Barrow(s)
Black NewtakeCairn circle
Blaneau-drawRound Cairn
BorgieChambered Cairn
Broken BarrowRound Cairn
Bryn y FedwenRound Barrow(s)
Bryn-cyplau, NeboCairn(s)
Bryngwyn BachBarrow / Cairn Cemetery
Bwlch east of Moel y Llyn, CeulanamaesmawrCairn(s)
Bwlch y Rhediad, MoelwynsCairn(s)
Cadair FawrCairn(s)
Cadair Fawr (South)Cairn(s)
Cadair Ifan GochNatural Rock Feature
Cadha RiachChambered Cairn
Cae'r MynachCairn(s)
Caeau Enclosure, Cockit HillHillfort
Caen Burn, Strath of KildonanLong Cairn
Caer Blaen-y-CwmEnclosure
Caerau Hillfort, RhiwsaesonHillfort
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Hi, I'm Robert ... aka Citizen Cairn'd. I've a passion for attempting to understand the lives of the pioneering prehistoric inhabitants of these British Isles, seeking out the remains they left behind in order to ask myself "why here ... why did it matter so... why such commitment?". Needless to say I'm still pondering such intangibles. Just as an empty house appears to retain echoes of past humanity... so does the stone circle, the chambered cairn, the long barrow and the mountain top funerary cairn. Visiting them, I think, helps engender a certain 'connection' with this land of ours, with ourselves - our past, our present and our future; a reference point for those of us perhaps struggling to make sense of this so-called 'computer world' Kraftwerk warned us was a'coming in 1981.... danke, mein herren.

I make no claims for my contributions except to state that I've done my best to relate what I've seen. Yeah, enjoying the moment has always taken precedent. If you like what you see why thank you. But please do your own thing. Think for yourself.

So cheers... to Mr Cope for being his inspirational, annoying, confrontational self, showing that field archaeology can be FUN! - hey, who'd have thought it? my sister (the wondrous Mam Cymru) for using her female 'micro' vision to help me see the detail throughout an ongoing re-exploration of the South Walian uplands, albeit upon dodgy ankles, knees etc... to my own mam for insisting 'young men should have adventures' (that was a while back, now).... and my Dad for unwittingly inspiring a profound love of high places. Oh, and to Aubrey Burl for those pioneering guides BC.... 'Before Cope'.

For what it's worth some of my other inspirational people are:

Charles Darwin (for his humanity... amongst, er, 'other things');

And then, in no particular order:

George Orwell; Michael Collins (things are not often black and white...); Winston Churchill (for all his many profound faults... since without him I would not be here now); Martin L. Gore; Big Steve Chamberlain (sorely missed); Mr Beethoven; Giorgio Moroder; Richard Dawkins; The Pogues (for my North Walian soundtrack); Sophie Scholl (words fail me); W A Mozart (ditto); Michel Faber; Manic Street Preachers (the true spirit and voice of South Wales); Alan Pearlman; Nigel Kennedy; Will Shakespeare; Kraftwerk; Harry Hill; Claudia Brucken; Marc Almond; Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy; Christopher Hitchens; Mulder and Scully; John Le Mesurier .... and anyone who has ever asked 'Why?' - the true legacy of punk. Thank you Mr Lydon.

Oh, last but not least, Gaelic beauty Karen Matheson... the Scottish trips wouldn't have been the same without that voice. 'The call is unspoken, never unheard'.

George Orwell - '...during times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act'....

Truman Capote - 'Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour'.

W E Gladstone - 'Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic'.

William Blake - 'A truth that's told with bad intent; Beats all the lies you can invent'

John Lydon - 'It is a reward to be chastised by the ignorant'.

Christopher Hitchens - 'Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.'

Margaret Thatcher - 'It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.'

Jo Cox - 'We have far more in common than that which divides us'.

Sarah Cracknell - 'I walk the side streets home; even when I'm on my own...'

Winston Churchill - 'KBO'.

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