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Early medieval enclosure at Glanfred, near Llandre, Ceredigion.

Jones, Iestyn, Williams, Daryl, Williams, Sam, Carruthers, Wendy, Madgwick, Richard and Young, Timothy 2018. Early medieval enclosure at Glanfred, near Llandre, Ceredigion. Archaeologia Cambrensis 167 , pp. 221-243.

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Geophysical survey and small-scale trial excavations were carried out on a small parchmark enclosure at Glanfred, near Llandre, Ceredigion in 2013. Geophysical survey revealed sections of the enclosure ditch that had not been previously visible from aerial photography, a number of possible entrances and two concentrations of internal anomalies. Excavation targeted a section of the inner of two ditches on the eastern side of the enclosure and an anomaly within the enclosure. An in situ iron slag deposit was discovered with an associated context dated between the late seventh and ninth century AD, whilst charred oats discovered in one of the lower deposits within the ditch was dated between the mid-fifth to sixth centuries AD. The results provide a rare insight into early medieval use of enclosures during the post-Roman and early medieval period, not only in northwest Ceredigion but more generally in Wales.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Publisher: Cambrian Archaeological Society
ISSN: 0306-6924
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 October 2018
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 15:06

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