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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.
FfionR has written 53 posts for Bryn Celli Ddu Archaeology

Minecraft world of Bryn Celli Ddu offers students virtual tour of prehistoric landscape

Who needs Google Street View when you can explore the famous passage tomb of Bryn Celli Ddu via Minecraft? In an interactive twist on the virtual tour, a new virtual version of Bryn Celli Ddu has been created which will allow young people to explore one of the most impressive Neolithic burial monuments of the … Continue reading

New evidence for over 1000 years of ritual monuments in Bryn Celli Ddu landscape

Over the last five years, our project in the landscape surrounding the Neolithic passage tomb of Bryn Celli Ddu, Anglesey, has revealed a rich landscape of prehistoric ritual monuments. New evidence has demonstrated for the first time, the incredible scale of ritual activity in this landscape. Radiocarbon dates from new excavations on a Bronze Age … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

Galw am wirfoddolwyr i bedwerydd tymor o gloddio yn Bryn Celli Ddu, rhwng y 11 o Fehefin ac y 7 o Orffenaf

Rydym yn dychwelyd i gloddio yn nirwedd Bryn Celli Ddu am ein bedwerydd tymor, rhwng y 11 o Fehefin ac yr 7 o Gorffenaf. Ydych chi yn byw ar Ynys Môn, neu gogledd Cymru? Rydym yn apelio am wirfoddolwyr i ymuno efo’r prosiect. Mae’n rhad ac am ddim i fod yn rhan o’r tîm. Bydd … Continue reading

New season dates 11 June to the 7 of July 2018 @ Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project

We are returning to the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape for our fourth year of excavation between the 11 June to the 7 of July 2018. Do you live on Anglesey or in northwest Wales? We are seeking local volunteers to join our team. It’s free to take part, so we hope you’ll sign up. The … Continue reading

Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project: Week 1 round-up

We are at the end of our first week at the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project 2017, excavating in the field immediately behind the passage tomb, with a great group of volunteers. This year’s archaeological excavation started on the 11 of June and will continue until the 24 of June, and the focus has been … Continue reading

Ancient tomb like you’ve never seen it before: Bryn Celli Ddu in new CGI film

Work has been completed on an innovative CGI film that will bring Bryn Celli Ddu back to life. Known as one of the most evocative archaeological sites in Britain, the 5,000-year old monument was once constructed to protect and pay respect to the remains of ancestors. It is the only site in Wales that has … Continue reading

Art & Archaeology at Bryn Celli Ddu: SPYGLASS

As we count down for the third season of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we catch up with Angela Davies, our artist in residence about her work on SPYGLASS and her upcoming residency: Hi, I’m Angela and I’ve been artist in residence at the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project for the last three years. … Continue reading

New season dates announced for the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project

We are happy to say that we are returning to Bryn Celli Ddu for our third year of excavation between the 11-24 of June! It’s free to take part, so we hope you’ll sign up. The project focuses on the landscape surrounding Wales’ famous Neolithic passage tomb. During the last two years we have built … Continue reading

Inside a solstice aligned tomb: 3d model of Bryn Celli Ddu

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying Bryn Celli Ddu itself along with it’s surrounding landscape. Adam Stanford has been busy making 3d models as part of the project, and in this post we can reveal our model of the interior of Bryn Celli Ddu. You can see the … Continue reading

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