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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Treat for those who dig archeology

There's a treat in store this weekend for anyone interested in archaeology and heritage.

Excavations are taking place at Penycloddiau hillfort in the northern part of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Liverpool University Archaeology Students alongside students from America are taking part in a training excavation directed by Dr Rachel Pope and Richard Mason on an area of the hillfort ramparts and on an area where a house was built.

There is the opportunity to visit the site organised by Fiona Gale, County Archaeologist for Denbighshire, who said: "It's a great opportunity for us to learn more about what life was like in these enigmatic places when people built them around 2,500 years ago, the spotlight is really on sites in our area, with archaeologists from across the UK waiting to see what is found."

When can you visit the excavations?

Today (Saturday August 6) there is an open morning at Penycloddiau and Fiona will lead a walk up from the Llangwyfan car park (SJ13896663), leaving at 10am.

At the site will be Dr Rachel Pope of Liverpool University who will talk about what they have found so far.

If you have any queries please contact the Loggerheads Information Centre on 01352 810614 or email loggerheads.countrypark@denbighshire.gov.uk

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