Early days of this season investigating the Iron Age/Romano-British stone enclosure

Yesterday I made a second visit to the 2016 season of excavations in the beautiful Flintshire woodland at Hen Caerwys. I’ve regularly visited previous seasons of work on this deserted medieval settlement: a collaboration between Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust and Cadw. You can catch up on all the work with previous seasons via the CPAT website here and my previous posts here and here.

This year has formally involved the University of Chester in the project led by Dr Caroline Pudney. Work has continued on two areas. First, there is the main exccavation on what seems to be a possible Iron Age/Romano-British enclosure. Second, there is a very deep intervention exploring a possible early modern kiln.

There doesn’t seem to have been a blog diary or Twitter feed about the dig, so I cannot say I’m up-to-date regarding the discoveries and interpretations. Still, well done to all on 3 weeks of hard work in a Flintshire woodland.

The kiln under excavation