Welsh hillforts reach the USA

30 November 2015

Professor Gary Lock, Emeritus Fellow, has been excavating an Iron Age hillfort for the past five years. The Archaeological Institute of America’s publication Archaeology has covered the project’s mission to discover evidence of cultural changes that swept the prehistoric British Isles as well as to raise the profile of hillforts among the general public. Explaining the challenges facing the project Lock states:

“You don’t get involved with the Welsh Iron Age if you want clear answers,” says Lock. Compounding the difficulty, he says, is the fact that the people living in northern Wales during the Iron Age mysteriously abandoned the use of pottery, an archaeologist’s favorite means of studying cultural change through time.

Professor Lock is quoted throughout the article, and talks about the future of the project which is expected to continue for another five years. Read the article in full.