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A Neolithic Site at Redberth/Sageston 2001

Excavating a Neolithic pit at Redberth

An excavation ahead of the construction of the A477 Redberth - Sageston bypass revealed numerous stakeholes and other features associated with burning. The evidence suggested the former presence of at least one hut circle and other structures indicating an unenclosed settlement.

Charcoal samples have now been processed by Waikato radiocarbon laboratory in New Zealand. These indicate that the settlement was occupied during the Neolithic.

The site represents very rare evidence for the earliest farming communities of west Wales who were responsible for the construction of Pentre Ifan and the other megalithic burial chambers of the region.

Project contact: Ken Murphy - k.murphy@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk




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