Ancient Echoes


Julian Heath

The long and narrow peninsula that juts out into the Irish Sea from the western edge of Snowdonia, in Gwynedd, has an abundant and diverse collection of ancient sites and monuments. These fascinating and often haunting places provide us with a link to the distant past, which brings us closer to the ancient inhabitants of this north-western corner of Wales. It would also be fair to say that some of these sites and monuments are hugely impressive and as an added bonus, many are situated in countryside of breathtaking beauty. This book then, aims to introduce people to these places and draw greater attention to the early history of the peninsula, which although not totally neglected, deserves to be better known.

The author’s fascination with the peninsula’s first inhabitants began when he decided that the topic for his undergraduate thesis at Liverpool University would be the Neolithic and Bronze Age religious monuments found in this area. From here, the author has gone on to investigate the ancient sites and monuments of the peninsula in greater detail and this book is the result of those investigations.

Julian was born in Liverpool and has a keen interest in the prehistory of Wales. He is a member of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors and is a part-time lecturer at Liverpool University.

Published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch. £8.50




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