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Latitude: 51.697 / 51°41'49"N
Longitude: -3.4581 / 3°27'29"W
OS Eastings: 299319
OS Northings: 200809
OS Grid: SN993008
Mapcode National: GBR HK.48VW
Mapcode Global: VH6D3.0LPY
Entry Name: Rhos-Gwawr cairn cemetery
Scheduled Date: 26 July 1979
Source ID: 388
Cadw Legacy ID: GM404
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Built-Up Area: Aberdare
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a cairn cemetery containing a number of small burial mounds probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). The cemetery is situated in enclosed rough pasture on the summit of the ridge of Rhos-Gwawr.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence. The exceptional size of the complex, which also contains several larger burial cairns, further increases its importance.
The areas scheduled comprise the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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