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Windows on the Past

A review of the first 20 years of discovery by CPAT

Welcome to Windows on the Past. This review takes stock of what CPAT achieved in their first 20 years and how this work added to our understanding of the history of Wales. You can either read this information by period, or simply click on a spot on the map below to find out about a specific site mentioned in the text. We hope you find these pages an interesting and useful introduction to the archaeology of central and north-eastern Wales.

Prestatyn Dinorben Pentre Farm Capel Spon Tandderwen Denbigh Nant y griafolen Althrey Hall Penley Old Hall Halghton Lodge Llwyn Bryn-dinas Pennant Melangell Carneddau Nantiago Mine Penyclun Mine Tomen Llansantffraid Capel Maelog Cwrt Llechrhyd New Radnor Corn Du Gwernvale Tretower Glanfeinion Caersws Bishop's Moat Collfryn Four Crosses Breiddin Varchoel Lane Trelystan Dyffryn Lane Forden Gaer Montgomery

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Mesolithic - earlier Neolithic 8000 - 3000 BC

Later Neolithic to Early Bronze Age 3000 - 1500 BC

The Middle and Later Bronze Age 1500 - 600 BC

The Iron Age 600 BC - AD 50

The Roman period AD 50 - 400

The Early Medieval period AD 400 - 1100

The Medieval period AD 1100 - 1500

Late Medieval to early Modern AD 1500 - 1900

Bibiliography - a selected bibliography of published and unpublished reports on projects undertaken by CPAT

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