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H 290 x W 205 mm

140 pages

128 figures, 7 tables (colour throughout)

Published Jul 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803273129

Digital: 9781803273136

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Moel-y-Gaer (Bodfari): A Small Hillfort in Denbighshire, North Wales

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Moel-y-Gaer (Bodfari) is the northernmost of a series of hillforts atop the Clwydian hills in Wales. Nine seasons of survey and excavation reveal details of Moel-y-Gaer’s ramparts, entrances and interior. Discussion situates the site within the later prehistoric settlement record for north-eastern Wales paying particular attention to hillforts.



Introduction ;
Survey – John Pouncett ;
Excavation ;
Environmental – Michael J. Allen and Alan J. Clapham ;
Radiocarbon dating and chronological modelling – Derek Hamilton ;
The Spindle whorls ;
Discussion ;
Conclusion ;
Artists in residence ;
Community involvement ;

About the Author

Gary Lock is an Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists . He gained a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from the University of Leicester and a PhD working on the post-excavation of Danebury hillfort.