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27 Moel Hebog, Beddgelert
PRN 3370 NGR SH564469


Cairn 10m diameter and 1m high built over a rock outcrop giving an apparent height of up to 3.5m on the W side where the stones spread down the slope. Parts of the original neatly built cairn are visible on the N and E side and built over by a 19th century wall and Ordnance Survey trig pillar. The cairn is important because it is the only one of those described here that has a datable find (probably from early cairn-robbing). This was a complete Beaker pot (Fig. 8), now in the British Museum. Burials accompanied by Beaker pots belong to the earliest of such individual burials under mounds, from the end of the third millennium BC. They are normally found with inhumation burials, often with grave goods such as daggers and archery equipment. The cairn was clearly built on the SW facing side of the summit and therefore meant to be seen from Cwm Pennant.

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