• Anthony Oldfield

Caernarfon Castle’s largest ever archaeological investigation reveals unknown early history!

During the dig, a team of archaeologists from University of Salford unearthed evidence of the castle’s previously unknown early history. The excavation revealed sherds of 1st century Roman pottery, along with tile and animal bone.

Evidence for the use of the site shortly before Edward I built the existing castle in 1283 was also discovered, adding weight to the suggestion that there had been an earlier motte and bailey fortification.

From March 2021, post excavation assessments at Salford University will examine the data to determine how the discoveries will enrich — or even alter — what is known about life on the castle grounds.

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