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The Cynon Valley in Prehistory: The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age The Bronze Age period stretches across the end of the Neolithic 1750 years from 2500BC to 750BC to the start of the Iron Age. In comparison, that would be the same as seeing the [...]

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The Cynon Valley in Prehistory: The Neolithic

A Different Way of Life: The Neolithic The beginning of the ‘early Neolithic c.4100-3000 BCE’ saw individuals in society move from the Mesolithic forager to a more domesticated, sedentary living. [...]

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The Cynon Valley in Prehistory: The Mesolithic

The Cynon Valley in Prehistory The prehistory of the Cynon Valley remains a distant image, its past obscured. Through archaeological investigations, we have begun to learn more about the valley’s [...]

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A Neolithic Axe from Mynydd Bwlfa

The Cynon Valley Museum’s collection stretches back to the Neolithic (4100BC – 2500BC) when farming had recently been introduced to Wales and technology to manufacture metal tools remained [...]