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Uplands Initiative Field Projects 2005-6. Nantlle to Beddgelert Survey Area, North Wales. Archaeological Survey Report.

Schofield, Peter (2006) Uplands Initiative Field Projects 2005-6. Nantlle to Beddgelert Survey Area, North Wales. Archaeological Survey Report. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

An archaeological identification survey of the mountainous region from Nantlle to Beddgelert (SH 537 534, centred) in Snowdonia, North Wales was undertaken between December 2005 and February 2006, by Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) on behalf of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) as part of the Uplands Initiative. The project carried out an initial archaeological desk-based study, followed by a field identification survey for the study area. The survey area of Nantlle to Beddgelert covers an area of 22 sqkm and consists of the western edge of the Snowdonia massif. The area is dominated by high peaks, including the igneous ridges between Craig Cwm Silyn and Y Garn, with their tributary cwms in the south, and the large igneous protrusions of Mynydd Mawr and Moel Tryfan. The study area consists of sloping open moorland which rises from approximately 200m to between 630m and 700m on the highest ridges, with the moorland being fringed by semi-improved enclosure on the lower slopes. In total, 43 sites were established as being recorded within the SMR and NMR, of which 13 were updated and given additional new NMR numbers. In total, 295 new sites were identified, representing a substantial numerical increase in the number of sites within the study area.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > Welsh Unitary Authorities > Gwynedd
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:5537
Deposited By: barker
Deposited On:31 Oct 2019 13:43
Last Modified:31 Oct 2019 13:43

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