Next Week in Wales


Next week, 20-23 July, I will work on a Universities of Bangor & Chester excavation in north-east Wales headed by Nancy Edwards and my friend Howard Williams. The fieldwork concerns the site of a 9th century memorial cross, the “Pillar of Eliseg“, mentioned here in February of last year. Having grown up with the Welsh-inspired fantasy fiction of Lloyd Alexander, Susan Cooper and Alan Garner, I’m thrilled to dig in Wales! I mean, the area of the site is named the Vale of Llangollen (“thlan-gottlen”), can you beat that?

Aard readers in the Wrexham/Chester area, give me a shout and maybe we can organise a meetup!


  1. #1 kevin
    July 12, 2010

    Cool I hope you find the gilded skull! Though no doubt you’d rather find some silly bits of broken crockery.

  2. #2 Martin R
    July 12, 2010

    I must admit that I’m thrilled just at the prospect that the coins I’ll find won’t be Swedish ones. (-;

  3. #3 Nick Williams
    July 12, 2010

    Have a great time in Wales. Hope you excavate some interesting stuff.

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