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CAER Heritage Project: Uncovering the secrets of Cardiff's Iron Age hill fort

An excavation is underway at Wales' largest hill fort, which dates back thousands of years.

The hillfort is one of the largest Iron Age sites of its kind in the UK

It's hoped that local volunteers will get involved and discover their own history as part of the CAER Heritage Project in the Caerau area of Cardiff.

Mike Griffiths reports

The team have always believed the fort was occupied by an Iron Age tribe before the arrival of the Romans.

It's now thought the site could be even older, with some parts dating back to the Stone Age.

Much of the site is believed to date from the Iron Age

Getting more local young people involved is one of the project's main aims.

University students are working on the dig alongside local schoolchildren

A series of trenches have been dug at the site

There's a wealth of talent in these communities. Less than 2% of school leavers go on to university but we can change that because there's talent there and it's untapped talent.

And we can use the heritage and people's interest in that to address that challenge, and to show the schools and the talent of the local young people here.

– DR DAVE WYATT, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

The organisers hope many more people will get to visit the site before the dig ends later this month.