Monday, July 8, 2019

Even Little Blaina...

Via Wales Online

There's a quick interview with Niall Sharples of Cardiff University on the Beaker People of Blaenau Gwent.

Wales has so many sleepy towns.  It's the epitome of the countryside, and yet its settlement by the Bell Beakers testifies to the speed and omnipresence of their pioneering.

Floorpan via Wales Online
The huts across the valley were first discovered by Ian Fewings of the Aberystruth History and Archaeology society.  Above you can make out the circular impression left by a Beaker hut.

Keith Gibbs Via Wales Online
These features are still rather new, or newly discovered.  I haven't seen any papers on these particular huts, but please share in the comments if there is something out there.


  1. Looks so peaceful. Probably wasn't.

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