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Moel y Gaer



Denbighshire Hill fort 'far older than first thought'

ARCHEOLOGISTS have unearthed evidence that a hill fort in Denbighshire is more than 3,000 years old.

An excavation of Moel y Gaer in Llanbedr, which sits on a spur off the Clwydian Range, has uncovered Iron Age remains.

But experts say parts of the site could be older than first thought after samples of metal slag and dry stone facing suggest they may date back to the Bronze Age (2,300 BC to 700 BC).

The investigation is being jointly carried out by Bangor University and Denbighshire's Heather and Hillforts Project and new evidence indicates the possibility of earlier entrance at the hillfort.

Professor Raimund Karl, the university's head of school and professor of archaeology and heritage, said: "We have recovered some quite substantial charcoal samples so we can try to arrange carbon dating, which should hopefully narrow down our dating range for the construction of the rampart.

"I consider the dig to have been a great success."

Taken from The Daily Post....[...]-first-thought-55578-24585279/

[Moss, I have attached your news to this particular Moel Y Gaer as the grid reference seems to match the one you provided. If it's still incorrect please say.
TMA Ed.]
moss Posted by moss
3rd September 2009ce
Edited 3rd September 2009ce

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