May 2016 - News

Summer Archaeology

With the weather turning warmer and the summer holidays approaching, work is commencing on summer digs on various sites around Wales. Listed below are a few that will be of interest to members and friends:

THE "LOST CITY" OF TRELLECH:

The annual excavation at the medieval site at Trellech in Gwent will take place from Saturday 16th July to Sunday 14th August 2016. See the website for details of charges, conditions, etc. 

MEILLIONYDD:

Bangor University will be continuing work on this late Bronze Age/early Iron age hilltop enclosure. Further details can be found here.

CAERLEON SAMIAN POTTERY WORKSHOPS:

From the autumn of 2016 the National Museum Wales will be holding a series of workshops on Roman samian stamps from Caerleon and district and on decorated ware from the samian workshops at Lezoux. The workshops are free but interested parties must register as museum volunteers. For more information, please contact Dr Peter Webster at the museum


PENYCLODDIAU ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL:

Hosted and run by the Institute for Field Research, this intensive workshop in August offers the full spectrum of training on archaeological techniques and practices at a stunning hillfort location. For more information, visit the website here.

MOEL-Y-GAER, BODFARI:

Join and be part of an Oxford University-run event at a beautiful location in the Clwydian mountains. Work on this hillfort location involves digging at the ramparts and trenches locating a small roundhouse. For more information please visit the website. 

CAER HERITAGE PROJECT:

Cardiff University will probably be digging at the shrunken medieval village site at MIchaelston-super-Ely and perhaps again at Caerau hillfort, though no firm details have yet been announced. You can keep up to date via their website or Facebook page.


CAER Heritage Project  "Big Picnic" - Saturday 7th May 2016

The Society received news of this interesting event that is open to members and friends - details in the poster below.