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FfionR

I’m Ffion, archaeological researcher 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 46 posts for Tinkinswood Archaeology

New season dates 11-24 June @ 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

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

3rd 3D model of Rock Art from around Bryn Celli Ddu: revealing the work of prehistoric artists

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying the surrounding landscape and have identified 8 new cupmarked rock art outcrops over the last two years. Adam Stanford has been busy making 3d models of all the outcrops and we can reveal the second in a series as we countdown to … Continue reading

2nd 3D model of Rock Art from around Bryn Celli Ddu: revealing the work of prehistoric artists

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying the surrounding landscape and have identified 8 new cupmarked rock art outcrops over the last two years. Adam Stanford has been busy making 3d models of all the outcrops and we can reveal the second in a series as we countdown to … Continue reading

The blueschist stone pillar inside Bryn Celli Ddu

Bryn Celli Ddu – the Mound in the Dark Grove – is probably the best-known and best-preserved prehistoric monument on Anglesey, and is one of the most evocative archaeological sites in Britain. The monument was built in the later Neolithic around 5,000 years ago, and consists of a long passage that leads to a polygonal … Continue reading

First 3D model of Rock Art from around Bryn Celli Ddu: revealing the work of prehistoric artists

As part of the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape project, we have been surveying the surrounding landscape and have identified 8 new cupmarked rock art outcrops over the last two years. Adam Stanford has been busy making 3d models of all the outcrops and we can reveal the first in a series as we countdown to … Continue reading

Materials as media @ Bryn Celli Ddu

Bryn Celli Ddu is a Neolithic passage tomb, and is a unique site in Wales – as the passage is aligned to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. As the sun rises on this morning, a beam of light is cast down the narrow entrance lighting the chamber within. Our project has developed around this … Continue reading

Decorated with bone: my favourite miniature vessel

Bronze Age miniature vessels, also known as funerary cups, incense cups, pygmy cups or accessory vessels have fascinated me since I was an undergraduate. In this post, I summarise some of my thoughts about what they might have been used for, and return to thinking about their uses as shamanic objects. I have a look … Continue reading

Parc le Breos – The Chambered Cairn, 2016

As part of the Parc le Breos chambered tomb artist in residence by Thomas Goddard, a film was produced by the artist. Some of the shots taken in the film are from the National Museum Wales’s Natural History displays. These add a layer of surrealism to the work. Tom wrote a blog about his use of … Continue reading

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