EXPERTS digging at the site of a historic hill fort believe that they have uncovered vital clues to how people disposed of the dead in Roman times.
While Stone Age peoples erected large burial chambers to remember their dead, little is known about the ceremonies that took place during the time of the Roman empire.
Now a dig at Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, has uncovered fragments of burnt bone that suggest cremation burials could have been under way at the site as early as the second century.
The "outstanding" site, filmed by the BBC's Time Team, was discovered in 2003 and in recent weeks the existence of two overlapping Roman forts was confirmed.
But the cremation site is what really excites archaeologists from Cambria Archaeology, which is working in partnership with the National Trust.
Dr Nikki Cook, the site's deputy director, said, "This cremation pot, which was found on the first day, was a star find because it was still intact and should tell us more about an area where so much is unknown."
The pot has been sent to laboratories for tests while the dig continues for another two weeks with public open days each Saturday.