A FASCINATING exhibition and talk revealing the lives of the of people living in Holyhead 6,000 years ago is being held on Anglesey.

The Parc Cybi Archaeological Exhibition is being held at the Ucheldre Centre on Mill Bank, Holyhead, from February 8 to March 15.

It features rare archaeological finds and tells the story of how inhabitants of Holy Island lived, worked, and were buried thousands of years ago.

The historic event opens with a talk at 7.30pm, by Jane Kenney, the Parc Cybi site director, on Friday (February 7).

The exhibition will later run at the Oriel Gallery Ynys Môn, in Llangefni, from June 27, 2020 until January 27, 2021.

The exhibition offers a chance to learn about the amazing archaeological landscape which was uncovered by recent excavations at Parc Cybi, on Holy Island.

One hundred and twenty school children have been helping to prepare for the exhibition, examples of their work will be on display.

Artefacts on view were unearthed during the recent archaeological dig.

The exhibition offers an opportunity to learn about some of the internationally important features found.

In 2006 to 2008 and 2009 to 2010 Gwynedd Archaeological Trust carried out archaeological excavations in advance of the building of Parc Cybi, a major Welsh Government development site near Holyhead.

Over 20 hectares were investigated to reveal an enthralling archaeological landscape.

The excavations, subsequent analysis and the exhibition have been funded by Welsh Government.

Features of International Importance and a chance to see finds up to 6,000 year old

Features uncovered include the internationally important remains of a 5,700 year old Neolithic timber house, whilst the most important artefact was a large bead made of cannel-coal (a type of oil shale that looks much like jet).

Made by the occupants of the Neolithic house, this is the only known Neolithic jet-like bead from Wales, and will be on display as part of the exhibition.

Other features and finds include 4,000 year old Bronze Age burials (complete with food and drink vessels for use in the afterlife), the remains of a 2,400 year old Iron Age roundhouse village, and, from more recent times, some impressive walk in wells – used as recently as 70 years ago

During a series of creative sessions at Ysgol Cybi, pupils have created roundhouses, beads, spindle whorls, Neolithic pots as well as a piece of music, all of which will be on display.