Parc Cybi, Holyhead
3D Artefact Models


We wanted to show some of our finds to people who are not able to visit the exhibitions, so we have produced some 3D models. These were made by photogrammetry, using the Agisoft Metashape program, and are presented in 3D PDF files.

Click on the name of the object to go to the relevant 3D model on Sketchfab (opens in a new window).

The objects are:-

•  an Early Bronze Age pot, known as a Food Vessel, found in a burial cist. This probably dates to soon after 2000 BC.

•  two Neolithic stone axes; one (find number 102) found in an 18th century pit in the remains of a farmyard and the other (find number 326) from the Iron Age roundhouse village. Both axes are between about 5800 and 4500 years old but were found in later contexts probably because they had been collected as curiosities.

•  A stone macehead or hammer found in a pit, part of a group indicating the location of a small hut dating to the later Neolithic period around 3000 BC.


Alternatively you can download them below as 3D PDF files.


To open the models below you will need a PC running Windows, OSX or MacOS with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. Android and iOS devices are not currently supported.

Download model by right clicking on the icon and selecting Save Link As  (Firefox, Chrome) or Save Target As (Internet Explorer, Edge)

Bronze Age Food Vessel

Neolithic Stone Axe
Find 102

Neolithic Stone Axe
Find 326

Neolithic Macehead


The nature of 3D PDF files provides the potential for them to be subject to security vulnerabilities. Adobe has therefore built in a security feature so that you have to choose to trust the source of the file.

When you open one of the files you will see a yellow bar at the top with the message - " 3D content has been disabled. Enable this feature if you trust this document. "

To enable 3D content in the document:

Click the Options button and then select an appropriate option:

•  Trust this document one time only

•  Trust this document always

Then click on the icon with the red question mark in the top left-hand corner. The document will then open fully.


Use the cursor to rotate the model - keep the left button on your mouse pressed and the model will move with the cursor.

Use the wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out.