The group gathered in one of the settlements on the island, Hut 20 at the Wick.

An Archaeological Walk on Skomer

Following 6 years of archaeological work on Skomer Island by the Royal Commission, University of Sheffield and Cardiff University, it was great to showcase the results of our work on a recent archaeology and history walk around the island, organised by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

We’ve learnt over the years never to expect to get out to Skomer on the first attempt, and the walk proved no exception with the first possible date cancelled as strong northerly winds made the crossing impossible. Luckily the following day was perfect with sunshine and blue skies and over 5 hours we led a group of 19 walkers around the island visiting the major archaeological sites and discussing with them more about the people who have lived and farmed here since prehistoric times.

It was a great day out and an event we hope to repeat in future years.

Search online for ‘Skomer Archaeology’ to find out more.

The group gathered in one of the settlements on the island, Hut 20 at the Wick.

The group gathered in one of the settlements on the island, Hut 20 at the Wick.

 

At Skomer Head: is it a prehistoric field boundary or stone row?

At Skomer Head: is it a prehistoric field boundary or stone row?

 

The walk was led by Royal Commission Senior Investigators, Toby Driver and Louise Barker.

The walk was led by Royal Commission Senior Investigators, Toby Driver and Louise Barker.

 

May 11, 2017

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