Portable Antiquities Scheme 'Drop In' Days

The Portable Antiquities Scheme 'Drop In' day planned for Thursday 23rd March has had to be cancelled due to illness. Dates for ‘Drop In’ days for the next three months will be posted soon.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme Cymru / Wales is a project to encourage the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in Wales. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. The Gwynedd Archaeological Trust provides a service to record the objects found in North West Wales by members of the public, whether resident or on holiday in the area. There are monthly ‘drop in' days for the PAS Trust Liaison Officer to look at the finds and provide advice and guidance on what to do next.

January – March 2017 drop in days:

Thursday 26th January 2017

Friday 24th February 2017

Thursday 23rd March 2017

If you have an object, please contact PAS Trust Liaison Officer Spencer Gavin Smith on 01248 366954 or spencer.smith@heneb.co.uk

The Portable Antiquities Scheme website can be found at: https://finds.org.uk/

Diwrnodiau 'Galw Heibio' Cynllun Henebion Cludadwy

Mae'r diwrnod 'Galw Heibio' a gynlluniwyd ar gyfer dydd Iau 23 Mawrth wedi gorfod cael ei ganslo oherwydd salwch. Bydd dyddiadau ar gyfer diwrnodau 'Galw Heibio' y tri mis nesaf yn cael eu postio cyn fo hir.

Mae Cynllun Henebion Cludadwy Cymru / Wales yn brosiect i annog cofnodi gwirfoddol o wrthrychau archaeolegol a ddarganfuwyd gan aelodau o'r cyhoedd yng Nghymru. Bob blwyddyn mae miloedd lawer o wrthrychau yn cael eu darganfod, mae llawer o'r rhain gan ddefnyddwyr synhwyrydd-metel, ond hefyd gan bobl tra allan yn cerdded, garddio neu fynd am eu gwaith o ddydd i ddydd. Mae Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Gwynedd yn darparu gwasanaeth i gofnodi gwrthrychau a ddarganfuwyd yng Ngogledd Orllewin Cymru gan aelodau o'r cyhoedd, boed yn preswylio neu ar wyliau yn yr ardal. Mae diwrnod misol 'galw heibio' i'r Swyddog Cyswllt Ymddiriedolaeth i edrych ar y darganfyddiadau ac yn rhoi cyngor a chanllawiau ar beth i'w wneud nesaf.

Dyddiadau 'Galw Heibio' ar gyfer Ionawr – Mawrth 2017 yw:

Dydd Iau Ionawr 26ain

Dydd Gwener Chwefror 24ain

Dydd Iau Mawrth 23ain



Os oes gennych gwrthrych, cysylltwch â Swyddog Cyswllt Ymddiriedolaeth Spencer Gavin Smith ar 01248 366954 neu spencer.smith@heneb.co.uk

Mae wefan Cynllun Henebion Cludadwy ar gael: https://finds.org.uk/

Read the Rhuddgaer Excavation Blog

Darllenwch y Blog ynglyn a'r Cloddiad yn Rhuddgaer

The full report for the excavation at Hen Gastell is now available to download from this page.

Mae'r adroddiad llawn am gloddiad yr Hen Gastell yn awr i'w gael i lawrlwytho o'r dudalen hon.

Exciting New Roman Discovery on Anglesey

Darganfyddiad Rhufeinig Newydd Cyffrous ar Ynys Môn

Castell Carndochan ar 'Prynhawn Da'

Ar Hydref 15fed dangoswyd S4C darn am Gastell Carndochan wnaeth cael ei ffilmio ar y diwrnod ‘Drysau Agored' yn ystod y gwaith cloddio. Mae dal ar gael i'w weld trwy ddilyn y ddolen isod. Mae'r darn am Gastell Carndochan yn cychwyn yn y 16eg munud. Dilynwch ni ar weplyfr a thrydar ar gyfer weld ragor o luniau o'r digwyddiadau diweddar ar y safle.

http://www.s4c.cymru/clic/e_level2.shtml?programme_id=525756699

 

Castell Carndochan on S4C's 'Prynhawn Da'

On October 15th, S4C featured Castell Carndochan on their ‘Prynhawn Da' programme. The piece was filmed on the day of the ‘Open Doors' event that took place during this years' excavation. The feature can still be seen by following the link below, coverage begins in the 16th minute. Follow us on facebook and twitter to see more pictures of recent events at the site.

http://www.s4c.cymru/clic/e_level2.shtml?programme_id=525756699

Read the Rhuddgaer Excavation Blog

Darllenwch y Blog ynglyn a'r Cloddiad yn Rhuddgaer

GAT 40 Years

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust celebrates 40 years

GAT is delighted to announce that on 13 May 2014 it was 40 years since its formation.

Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Gwynedd yn dathlu 40 blynedd

Mae'r Ymddiriedolaeth yn falch i gyhoeddi, ar 13 Mai 2014 roedd yn 40 mlynedd ers ei sefydlu.

What do you know?

Do you or your family have any information about sites where munitions, uniforms or other war time materials were manufactured in the First World War? Do you know about any war related research that was carried out? Or do you know about the prisoner of war camp at Frongoch, Bala? If so, we'd like to hear from you. Click here for more information.

Beth ydych chi'n wybod?

Oes gennych chi neu eich teulu unrhyw wybodaeth am safleoedd ble cynhyrchwyd arfau rhyfel, gwisgoedd neu unrhyw ddeunyddiau rhyfel eraill yn ystod y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf ? Ydych chi'n gwybod am unrhyw ymchwil yn ymwneud â rhyfel fu'n mynd ymlaen? Neu ydych chi'n gwybod am y gwersyll carcharorion rhyfel yn Frongoch, Y Bala? Os oes gennych wybodaeth, fe hoffem ei glywed. Cliciwch yma am rhagor o wybodaeth.

The 2014-15 report on Military Landscapes is now available to download.

Mae adroddiad 2014-15 ar Dirweddau Milwrol yn awr i'w gael i lawrlwytho.

CERRIG O'R CANOL OESOEDD CYNNAR NEWYDD EU DARGANFOD AR YNYS MÔN

Mae dwy garreg o'r Canol Oesoedd cynnar newydd eu darganfod yn ymyl Pentre Berw ar Ynys Môn.

Tra allan yn cerdded, sylwodd Maredudd ap Rheinallt o Fangor ar garreg unionsyth gyda llythrennau arni, a chysylltodd gyda'r Ymddiriedolaeth yn ei chylch. Wedi ymweld â hi, daeth staff yr Ymddiriedolaeth i'r casgliad ei bod yn esiampl o garreg arysgrifedig o'r Canol Oesoedd cynnar. Cafodd yr Athro Nancy Edwards o Brifysgol Bangor wybod, ac mae hi wedi cadarhnau bod y garreg yn esiampl dda o gofeb arysgrifedig o'r 6ed ganrif. Mae'r llythrennau'n rhedeg mewn dwy linell fertigol i lawr wyneb y garreg. Er fod peth difrod, gellir darllen enw personol merch, ‘VOTEPA,' ar y linell uchaf, ac ar yr ail linell gellir gweld ‘IACIT' sydd yn golygu ‘yma gorwedd'.

Yng nghwmni'r archaeolegydd Frances Lynch Llewelyn, ymwelodd staff yr Ymddiriedolaeth â'r garreg, ac yn ystod yr ymweliad, sylwodd Frances ar garreg arall. Ar hon hefyd roedd llinellau endoredig. Fe'i dehonglwyd fel croes endoredig yn dyddio o'r 12fed ganrif. Mae'n cyfateb â nifer o groesau yn dyddio o'r 9fed i'r 12fed ganrif sydd wedi eu darganfod yn yr ardal, ac mae'n awgrymu bod ysgol lwyddiannus o grefftwyr lleol yn gweithio yn ne—orllewin Môn. Gellir darganfod esiamplau o groesau o'r cyfnod hwn yn eglwysi Llanfihangel Esceifiog, Llangaffo a Llangeinwen.

Cewch fwy o newyddion wedi cwblhau mwy o waith ymchwil ar y cerrig.

 

NEW EARLY MEDIEVAL STONES FOUND ON ANGLESEY

Two new early medieval stones have been found on Anglesey, close to Pentre Berw.

Maredudd ap Rheinallt of Bangor reported to the Trust an upright stone with lettering running down the stone which he had spotted whilst out walking. Further visits by Trust staff led to the belief it was an example of an early medieval inscribed stone. Professor Nancy Edwards of Bangor University was informed, and she has confirmed that the stone is a good example of a 6th century inscribed memorial. The lettering is in two lines running vertically down the stone. Though slightly damaged the top line can be read as a personal female name ‘VOTEPA', and the second line as ‘IACIT', meaning ‘here lies'.

Whilst visiting the stone with the archaeologist Frances Lynch Llewellyn, Frances spotted a second stone, on which were incised lines. These were soon interpreted as an incised cross of 12th century date. This compliments several crosses found within the area of 9th to 12th century date, and suggests a flourishing local school of craftsmen working within south-west Anglesey. Examples of crosses of this date can be found at the churches of Llanfihangel Esceifiog, Llangaffo and Llangeinwen.

We will keep you informed of any news about the stones as they are further investigated.

Archaeolegwyr Anturus Eryri Fideo/Video

Dyma fideo Lois Roberts am bobl ifanc yn cymryd rhan mewn gweithgareddau Archaeolegwyr Anturus Eryri yn ystod 2014. Arianwyr y prosiect oedd Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru a Gronfa Treftadaeth Y Loteri. Gweithiodd Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Gwynedd mewn partneriaeth gyda Gwersyll Yr Urdd Glan-llyn.

Below is Lois Roberts' video about young people taking part in Archaeolegwyr Anturus Eryri activities during 2014. The project funders were Natural Resources Wales and The Heritage Lottery Fund. Gwynedd Archaeological Trust worked in partnership with Gwersyll Yr Urdd Glan-llyn.

 

Excavation at Llangoed WW1 Practice Trenches

Conservation and excavation at Castell Carndochan, Llanuwchllyn

Cadwraeth a gwaith cloddio yng Nghastell Carndochan, Llanuwchllyn

Hen Gastell, Llanwnda Blog

Jane Kenney, the site director of the Hen Gastell dig is writing a blog. Click here to see the latest developments.

Wales Archaeology App shortlisted for British Archaeology Award

The four Welsh Archaeological Trusts are delighted to announce that their Archwilio App has been shortlisted for ‘Best Archaeological Innovation' at the biennial British Archaeology Awards 2014.

With the app, which builds on the success of the Archwilio website www.archwilio.org.uk , you can access information for over 150,000 archaeological sites across Wales, collect new information and record new sites.

The winners of the 2014 British Archaeological Awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the British Museum on 14 July , to be compèred by Loyd Grossman, Chair of The Heritage Alliance, with Dan Snow, President of the Council for British Archaeology.

The app was developed by the Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) at the University of South Wales, working with the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts. The project was supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

http://www.archaeologicalawards.com/2014/06/04/shortlist-announced-for-british-archaeological-awards-2014/

Ap Archaeoleg Cymru ar restr fer am Wobr Archaeoleg Brydeinig

Mae'r bedair Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Gymreig yn falch dros ben o allu cyhoeddi bod eu Ap Archwilio ar restr fer am wobr ‘Dyfeisiad Archaeolegol Newydd Gorau' yn seremoni ddwyflynyddol Gwobrau Archaeolegol Prydeinig 2014.

Gyda'r ap, sydd yn adeiladu ar lwyddiant gwefan Archwilio www.archwilio.org.uk gallwch sicrhau mynediad at wybodaeth ar gyfer mwy na 150,000 o safleoedd archaeolegol led-led Cymru, casglu gwybodaeth newydd, a chofnodi safleoedd newydd.

Cyhoeddir enwau enillwyr Gwobrau Archaeolegol Prydeinig 2014 yn ystod seremoni a gynhelir yn yr Amgueddfa Brydeinig Gorffennaf 14 eg dan arweinyddiaeth Lloyd Grossman, Cadeirydd y Gynghrair Treftadaeth, gyda Dan Snow, Llywydd Cyngor Archaeoleg Brydeinig.

Datblygwyd yr ap gan y Ganolfan ar gyfer Rhagoriaeth mewn Rhaglenni a Gwasanaethau Symudol (Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services - CEMAS) ym Mhrifysgol De Cymru, mewn cydweithrediad gyda'r bedair Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Gymreig. Cefnogwyd y prosiect gan Gronfa Datblygu Rhanbarthol Ewrop (ERDF).

http://www.archaeologicalawards.com/2014/06/04/shortlist-announced-for-british-archaeological-awards-2014/

Hen Gastell Excavation, Llanwnda - Cloddiad Hen Gastell, Llanwnda

The Hen Gastell pages are now up and running with volunteering opportunities available on the dig.

Mae tudalennau Hen Gastell yn fyw yn awr gyda chyfleoedd i wirfoddoli ar y cloddiad.

The summary reports for Cadw funded projects during 2012-13 are now available online.

Mae'r adroddiadau cryno o brosiectau 2012-13 sydd wedi eu ariannu gan Cadw nawr i'w cael ar-lein.

Here are the direct links to the reports / Dyma'r cysylttiadau uniongyrchol i'r adroddiadau.

 

Arfordir Cadw Funded Projects 2012-13 (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Medieval and Post-medieval scheduling enhancement: Mill sites in Meirionnydd (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Tai Cochion Roman Settlement, Anglesey 2012-13 (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Military Airfields Environs Scheduling and Listing Enhancement 2012-13 (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Parys Mountain Assessment 2012 - 13 (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Findspots and Archaeology 2012 - 13 (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Roman Roads Publication 2013 (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Tre'r Ceiri publication 2012 -13 (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Field Evaluation of Scheduling Proposals 2012-13 (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

Celebrating Archaeology Exhibition2012-13 (Fersiwn Cymraeg)

The full report as well as a summary report of the archaeological excavations on the Pwllheli to Blaenau Ffestiniog gas pipeline are now available to download.

Mae'r adroddiad llawn a hefyd adroddiad cryno o'r gwaith cloddio archaeolegol ar y bibell nwy o Bwllheli i Flaenau Ffestiniog ar gael i lawrlwytho.

Archaeolegwyr Anturus Eryri – Cofnodi Mynwentydd

Archaeolegwyr Anturus Eryri – Graveyard recording

New Roman Road Find

There has been much debate over the years about the route of the Roman road running south from the fortlet at Brithdir to the fort at Pennal. Most published accounts trace a rather long route following the Ffordd Ddu to the west of Cader Idris. Recent evidence from an Environment Agency lidar survey showed a long straight feature to the south-east of Dolgellau, near Cross Foxes, that suggested that the Roman road actually ran to the east of Cader Idris. Gwynedd Archaeological Trust and a group of volunteers have just completed an assessment excavation and have discovered that the feature seen on the lidar survey is a very well-preserved length of Roman road running through peat bogs to the west of the modern road. The road is a typical Roman construction being 5.5 to 5.7m wide with a slightly cambered agger (raised causeway) with a compacted clay and gravel surface and small drainage ditches to either side.

Roman Roads in North-West Wales by David Hopewell

Roman Roads in North-West Wales is a new publication by Gwynedd Archaeological Trust. It describes the results of a ten-year project that has reassessed all of the evidence for Roman roads in the region and has resurveyed the known surviving portions. The book incorporates evidence from well over a hundred years of previous work by a wide range of researchers, as well as the results of the Trust's Cadw grant-aided Roman roads project and the latest discoveries from geophysical and Lidar survey. The book examines the distinctive archaeology of Roman roads in the upland regions. These are very different to the well- known roads running in straight alignments through the lowlands of England but are still recognisably Roman. The book is well illustrated and carefully referenced and should appeal to newcomers to the subject and experienced researchers alike.

The author, David Hopewell is a Senior Archaeologist at Gwynedd Archaeological Trust. He has published both academic and popular articles on a wide range of archaeological topics and specialises in the archaeology of Roman Wales and geophysical survey.

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Roman Roads in North West Wales by David Hopewell

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Launch of new Archwilio App for Android
Lansio App newydd Archwilio ar gyfer Android

Archwilio, the database of the Historic Environment Records of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts have launched an app for Android phones.

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Mae Archwilio, cronfa data Cofnodion Amgylchedd Hanesyddol y pedair Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Cymraeg wedi lansio app ar gyfer ffonau Android.

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Archaeolegwyr Anturus Eryri

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust wins Heritage Lottery support to enable young people to explore their local archaeology.

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Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Gwynedd yn sicrhau cymorth Cronfa Dreftadaeth y Loteri er mwyn galluogi'r ifanc i archwilio'u harchaeoleg lleol.

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