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Eight Ring-ditches at Four Crosses, Llandysilio, Powys, 1981–85

  • Walt Warrilow (a1), Glyn Owen (a2), William Britnell (a3), M. Bowmer, P. Crew, T. C. Darvill, P. Q. Dresser, H. S. Green, A. Milles, G. C. Morgan, L. Morgan, S. P. Needham, B. A. Noddle, M. L. Ryder, B. W. Staddon, P. V. Webster, J. L. Wilkinson and G. Wimble...


Eight ring-ditches and several stretches of pit alignment have been excavated between 1981 and 1985, as part of the investigation of an extensive cropmark complex on a gravel terrace in the Upper Severn valley at Four Crosses, northern Powys. Excavation of the ring-ditches, which form part of a more scattered barrow cemetery, has revealed a long and complex pattern of development of barrow types and burial forms in the period between the Middle Neolithic and the Middle Bronze Age. This is compared with the recently published sequence from the neighbouring upland barrow cemetery at Trelystan, and subdivided into four hypothetical phases. There is evidence of activity in the vicinity of some of the sites in the Iron Age, Romano-British, and possibly the early post-Roman period.



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