Over 66 shattered pieces of clay pigeons made of Bakelite were found across the excavation areas. These are numerous small fragments and so whoever was taking an aim were clearly good shots! Some of these are known to have been made of coalite although all the ones found at Carwynnen were made of that distinctive 20th century invention Bakelite®. Some have MADE IN ENGLAND and the name CHAMPION lettering on them – CHAMPION the name of a clay pigeon manufacturer in England. One can imagine the quoit being used as a useful directional target for the throwing machine from which these clay targets (that is pigeons) would have been launched – at least over half (46) were found in the area of the quoit.
In almost all of our test pits we found many fist or hand-sized stones of tourmaline or black schorl: these hint at rich prospecting ground.