Friday, April 3, 2020

The new Neolithic site that’s been discovered in Blaenau Gwent

(Image: Aberystruth Archaeological Society)

More Neolithic discoveries have been made in the Cwmcelyn valley in Blaenau Gwent in what has been described by locals as a significant historical find.

Ancient cairns, used to bury neolithic tribes people over 4,500 years ago, were found near the Milfraen mountainside overlooking Blaina by the Aberystruth Archaeological Society last month.

The find is the latest in a string of unearthings made by the local historical group, and is part of an overall project considered one of the biggest of its kind in Wales.

It comes after a group of huts used by the prehistoric people known as Beaker people, were found on the adjacent hillside in the valley in 2015, and is yet another insight into the activity of people in the area during the Neolithic period.

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