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3D model of the Bryn Celli Ddu pattern stone

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying Bryn Celli Ddu itself along with it’s surrounding landscape.

Bryn Celli Ddu is a late Neolithic passage tomb, excavated in 1929, and now partially reconstructed. It is one of the most important prehistoric monuments in northwest Europe, and attracts c.10 000 visitors annually. The Bryn Celli Ddu project has recently won an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant and is a collaboration between Cadw, the University of Central Lancashire, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Aberystwyth University, and will explore new ways to engage with ancient prehistory at the monument, using digital archaeology techniques, 3D modelling, photogrammetry and laser scanning.

We’ve been creating a suite of 3D models as part of the project, including creating a new model of the Bryn Celli Ddu pattern stone, which is now located at St Fagans: National History Museum in Cardiff.

Bryn Celli Ddu pattern stone

Bryn Celli Ddu pattern stone

For viewing the 3D model use a mouse with a wheel to zoom, left click and hold to rotate and right click to move. Try rotating the model in full screen mode and switch rendering option to Matcap or wireframe (bottom right). A good Internet connection is required along with a compatible Browser such as Google Chrome.

About FfionR

I’m Ffion, Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University and Heritage and Arts Manager for Cadw, the historic environment service for the Welsh Government. At Cadw, my role is to oversee projects that link heritage with the arts, inspire new ways of engaging people with our built environment and to link people with their local heritage and archaeology.


2 thoughts on “3D model of the Bryn Celli Ddu pattern stone

  1. ( Wedi cyrraedd yma o http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=24 )

    Erthygl diddorol iawn, yn enwedig y model rhyngweithiol. Oes fwy o fanylion am y techneg defnyddioch chi i greu’r model? ( photogrammetry, sganiwr laser? )

    Dw’y wedi bod yn ceisio gwneud yr hyn fath o beth yn defnyddio FOSS ( Free and Open Source Software ) gyda peth llwyddiant, un cynnwys argraffu yn 3D un o’r cerrig o’r cylch adeiladwyd i’r Eisteddfod yn Llanelli yn 1962.


    Posted by theretiredengineer | May 17, 2018, 9:28 am

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