10 June 2021

Late lunch talk: the Neolithic ritual landscape at Trellyffaint, Pembrokeshire

Find out about the recent archaeological investigation of a Neolithic ritual landscape at Trellyffaint, Pembrokeshire.

Between 2015 and 2019 the Welsh Rock Art Organisation (WRAO) under the direction of Dr George Nash, Carol James and Thomas Wellicome undertook an archaeological evaluation on an area of land close to the Neolithic Chambered tomb of Trellyffaint, Pembrokeshire.

This lecture traces the various stages of archaeological investigation – from earthwork survey to evaluation.  The results from each of the various stages of investigation revealed traces of a complex former ritual landscape.  In one trench, pottery was surprisingly discovered and dated, along with analysis on surviving food residues.  Our initial interest was to only record the rock art present!

Speaker: Dr George Nash is an archaeologist and specialist in prehistoric and contemporary art. He is an Erasmus Mundus Professor of the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, convener of the Welsh Rock Art Organisation and a former Research Fellow with the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol.

How to take part:

Due to COVID-19, this year’s study days will be run online via Zoom over several sessions.

Book your place below. Details of how to join each session will be sent to you along with a reminder about your booking in the week leading up to the course. You will also receive a confirmation email once you have registered.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining meetings. Allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly.