Friends of Gwynedd Archaeological Trust 2019 – 2020 Newsletter

Click here for a digital version of our recent Friends of Gwynedd Archaeological Trust 2019 - 2020 newsletter.

For more information on the Friends of Gwynedd Archaeological Trust click here.


Public Lecture: First Farmers of Wales - the Neolithic period in the north-west

Here's a recorded version of Jane Kenney's recent lecture.


Treforys Dig Diary February 2021

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Online Lecture on the First Farmers of Wales by Jane Kenney
10th February 2021

Zoom details:

Meeting ID: 880 4541 7984
Passcode: 140374

Join from 7:10pm

After the lecture there will be an opportunity to ask questions via the chat box. Free - a warm welcome to all.
This lecture will be delivered through the medium of English.


Unloved Heritage? is a Wales-wide, youth led National Lottery Heritage Funded project, designed to get young people involved in developing and delivering projects that focus on heritage that is unknown, unseen, or unloved. Seven projects have been running since 2017, coming to a close in March 2021.

This two day event will share the findings of the Unloved Heritage? project officers, participants, and partners as a participatory workshop and a chance to learn from each others' experiences.



Dig Diary, Undisclosed Location, January 2021

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Parc Cybi Exhibition

The exhibition on the Trust's Parc Cybi excavations moves to Oriel Môn, Llangefni and will run from the 12th of December 2020 to 13th June 2021. The exhibition features a large selection of finds and information on the discoveries, as well as exhibits created by Ysgol Cybi pupils.

Our Parc Cybi exhibition has been installed at Oriel Môn Llangefni but due to current Covid-19 restrictions the museum is closed at present. However, we anticipate that the museum will be able to open after Christmas and we will let you know if and when this happens.

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Parc Cybi web pages - click here.


Interactive 3D Models


We've created some interactive 3D models of various artefacts and structures. CLICK HERE



Pot Making Activity (Young Archaeologists' Club)

Make your own clay pot! (Young Archaeologists Club session).

There's an information sheet which accompanies this video. We've sent that to our branch members. Download it HERE.

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust runs the Bangor (Gwynedd) branch of the Young Archaeologists' Club. If you're interested in becoming a member, click HERE.

YAC website – click HERE.


Online Lectures - Roman Gwynedd

Dave Hopewell - one of our senior Archaeologists – presents a short series of informal lectures on recent work by the Trust.
Our first five lectures will look at Roman Gwynedd - click here.

Welsh subtitles – click here.



Browse thousands of historic sites across Wales from the comfort of your own home. Online public access to the Historic Environment Records (HERs) for each local authority area in Wales.

For User Guide: CLICK HERE

To access Archwilio: CLICK HERE

For further information on Archwilio and the HER: CLICK HERE




Anglesey Antiquarian Society Day School in association with Gwynedd Archaeological Trust

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Community excavation at the former Ysgol Pendalar site near Segontium in Caernarfon

The community excavation at the former Ysgol Pendalar site near Segontium in Caernarfon has started! The excavation, funded by Cadw, is working with volunteers to uncover the history of this impressive Roman site.

Segontium Roman Fort is a unique and interesting site. The fort was established nearly two thousand years ago as a military base to control the land and coast conquered by the Romans. The Trust's excavation site is close to the Roman road leading from the fort gate. A limited excavation of this site was undertaken by Mortimer Wheeler in the 1920s and it was noted that the builders of houses along Constantine Road and Vaynol Road had discovered Roman archaeology. Wheeler recorded a road, wells, ovens, pits and traces of wooden buildings that are typical of a vicus. A vicus is a type of Roman civilian settlement commonly found alongside the roads leading from forts. This would have been a street of wooden buildings where craft and trade was carried out.


Public Open Day at Dinas Dinlle Coastal Fort

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Come and join us on an archaeological excavation at the iconic Dinas Dinlle Coastal Fort

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If you would like to take part in the excavation, contact 01248 366970

More on the CHERISH project:


Pen y Bryn Quarry Barracks, Dyffryn Nantlle
Public Open Day, Sunday 21/7/19

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Come and Volunteer for Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Pen y Bryn Quarry Barracks, Dyffryn Nantlle
July 2019

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If you would like to take part, contact 01248 366970


Archaeological Walks 2019-20

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Free, booking essential: contact 01248 366970


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