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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

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

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

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

Bryn Celli Ddu Project – Laser scan results

As part of our Bryn Celli Ddu project on Anglesey, we are creating an animated fly-through of the passage tomb and surrounding landscape. One of our aims is to create a digital record of the Bryn Celli Ddu passage tomb, and during the 2015 season we completed a laser scan of the monument. Here are … 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

Bryn Celli Ddu Rock Art Project

This exciting community archaeology project, based on Anglesey, will focus on the Bryn Celli Ddu landscape, focusing on a rock art outcrop located in a nearby field that has not been scientifically excavated. The site comprises a substantial natural outcrop, lying west of Bryn Celli Ddu tomb. The outcrop has several recently identified cupmarks on … Continue reading


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