BRONZE AGE AND IRON AGE WALES (1500 BC – AD 43)
There is reasonable knowledge of later Bronze Age and Iron
Age settlement patterns through the survival of earthwork
enclosures and hillforts. However, our knowledge of land
use and how resources were exploited is limited and evidence
for funerary or ritual activity is almost entirely absent.
The following are extracts/summaries of the key priorities
identified for the period. For the full text, click on the
All Wales Final Document link below.
Settlement and land use
- We need to identify undefended settlements, understand
their relationship with defended sites and study land
use and agricultural practices.
The environment in Wales
– Environmental analysis is needed to establish
the impact of climate deterioration on agriculture and
society in the later Bronze Age.
Ritual and burial –
It is important to identify sites that can tell us about
ritual and burial, and provide human remains for study.
systems on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire.
Crown Copyright ©RCAHMW (NPRN243692001–CS–0664A)
Excavation in 2006
of a late prehistoric settlement enclosure at Ffynnonwen,
©Dyfed Archaeological Trust
Gold And Bronze
hoard, Burton, Wrexham (1300-1150 BC)
©National Museum of Wales