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Exploring Pen Dinas: Capital of Iron Age mid-Wales

Pen Dinas Hillfort

Dyfed Archaeological Trust in partnership with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales has received grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund plus additional funding from Cadw for a two-year community project to learn more about the hill-fort that dominates the heights above the town of Aberystwyth and its neighbour Penparcau.

The project will seek answers to questions such as these working with members of the Penparcau Forum and other community groups. The two-year project includes geophysical survey and excavation that will throw light on the ways in which our ancestors used the site.

Pen Dinas excavation
Excavations run by the Dyfed Archaeological Trust in 2021, re-opening the trenches first dug in the 1930s using modern archaeological techniques.

Film making, pottery making, school projects, guided walks and storytelling will all form part of this exciting project, which will culminate in a weekend festival to showcase the results of all these activities.

Source: CBAW Newsletter 64, Autumn 2022

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