Iron Age Village, located in St. Fagan's.

Celtic Village from Iron Age. - Round houses built of mud, stone and straw.
@derek_a (10898)
May 18, 2007 9:38am CST
The picture attached is of an Iron Age village re-created in St. Fagan's Museum, Cardiff. There are three round houses based on the remains of buildings that were excavated in Wales. What amazed me was the skill in which these houses were erected with nothing more than mud, clay and straw thatch. Inside they were dark, but after my eyes adjusted to the light, we could see tools and even looms for weaving clothing. The celts who erected them, at the time were experimenting with keeping animals and growing crops as they moved away from the hunter-gatherer life. Please feel free to leave comments.:-)
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• United States
18 May 07
I wonder why they buildings are round? That's not something you see to often. Museums are always interesting. To bad l'm so far away l would love to go there. Thanks for posting!
@derek_a (10898)
19 May 07
I'm not sure about the Celtic village houses, but many of the old Welsh Churches were surround by a roundish wall with no corners in it, because it was believed that demons could hide in wait in the corners.. BTW, the other picture of the Workmens Institute didn't load into my other posting, but is in my profile in pictures, if you wanted to look.. :-)
@oldiebut (859)
• Canada
18 May 07
Fascinating. I love old historical sites and this looks like a great one. The shift to planted crops was such a significant change in the development of civilization I am always intrigued by the events that brought it about. I'll be researching this one some more Great find!
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@derek_a (10898)
18 May 07
Thanks for posting. If ever you are in this "neck of the woods" it is well worth a visit.. :-)