Birds And Burial Chamber

19 Mar
Carn Llechart chambered tomb

Carn Llechart chambered tomb

The final drawing from Thursday’s field trip visiting some of the many ancient stones of South Wales. I hadn’t realised how many there are across the country. Our ancestors left a huge amount of monuments across the Neolithic and Bronze Age landscape. This is the Carn Llechart chambered tomb, just a hundred yards or so North West of the Carn Llechart cairn circle. The capstones are huge and probably deposited there by a glacier before people modified them into a chambered grave. The weather was fine and bright, a bit chilly and the views spectacular; larks hovered above us singing their hearts out. Truly beautiful.

 

I’m travelling around South West Wales with archaeologist Dewi Bowen who is researching his new book on Neolithic / Bronze Age monuments. His previous book on the standing stones of Ancient Siluria (South East Wales) can be found here. Accompanying us is film maker Melvyn Williams who is recording a documentary about our experiences. Some of Melvyn’s short films can be seen here. I’m working on a series of expressive drawings of ancestral sites and if you want to see some of my other artworks, please click here.

2 Responses to “Birds And Burial Chamber”

  1. annerose March 20, 2016 at 00:51 #

    I think this is such a wonderful project, marvelous collaboration.

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