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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

The Mound in the Dark Grove: Bryn Celli Ddu, Anglesey 2016

We will be entering in to our third year at Bryn Celli Ddu in 2017. Here’s a summary of the 2016 project, published in Current Archaeology in September: Ongoing archaeological work in the landscape surrounding Anglesey’s Bryn Celli Ddu (‘the Mound in the Dark Grove’) has revealed what is thought to be a late Neolithic/early … Continue reading

3D model of Parc le Breos, Gower

As part of a recent artist in residence project at Parc le Breos, we worked with the talented Aerial-Cam, Adam Stanford on making a 3D model of the monument. Parc le Breos Burial Chamber, a partly restored Neolithic chambered tomb, identified in 1937 as a Severn-Cotswold type of chambered long barrow. It was built around … Continue reading

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