Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales
 
Heritage of Wales News reports that –
 
Skomer Island, located off the south-western coast of Pembrokeshire, is famed for its bird life and puffins, but its relict archaeological landscape of prehistoric houses and fields is among the best preserved anywhere in the British Isles. Arriving on the island in beautiful, still, sunny conditions, a small team from the Royal Commission and Sheffield University have been embarking on a second season of fieldwork to discover more about how people lived and farmed the island in the past.
 

During our first season back in April 2011 we had undertaken a typological study of the prehistoric settlement remains in the north of the island and identified a number of new sub-megalithic monuments. Guided by an extraordinary new LiDAR survey of Skomer, which uses a laser mounted on an aircraft to create a highly detailed terrain model of the island’s ground surface, we identified staggering new complexity to the field systems and clear phasing of boundaries, particularly within the interior of the island.

More here.