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Merry Christmas!

All of us here at Cosmeston Archaeology would just like to take a moment to thank everyone who has read, liked and tweeted the team’s work over the last 6 months. We hope you have a very happy Christmas break and a fantastic start to 2012! Cosmeston at winter. Photo credit: Andy Cardiff, image provided … Continue reading

Possibly the coolest thing on Earth after ice-cream! Behind the scenes at the Cosmeston film set

Yesterday evening we bought you the world premier of Cosmeston 2011: The Movie. Today we bring you a behind the scenes glimpse into the production of the video by Cardiff students Rob Barrett and Tom Durbin: It is now officially 4 months from the end of the dig, and every day it gets harder and harder. Some of us … Continue reading

Cosmeston 2011: The Movie!

We are proud to bring you the world premier of the Cosmeston 2011 movie! This exciting 17 minute odyssey takes you behind the scenes and beneath the ground to show you the latest discoveries at one of South Wales’ most important and unique heritage attractions. Written and directed by Cardiff undergraduate auteurs Robert Barrett and Tom Durbin … Continue reading

Cosmeston in Austria

We have been quiet here at Cosmeston Archaeology of late. Despite radio silence, however, we have been working hard behind the scenes. Beyond post excavation work in the labs at Cardiff University the project has produced an article in this month’s Current Archaeology (an issue that also features the work of fellow Cardiff archaeologist Professor Alasdair … Continue reading

A chance to get your hands dirty: The Neolithic Landscape of Tinkinswood

The Cardiff University summer season of excavations has drawn to a close as the new academic year approaches. There are, however, plenty of other opportunities to get your hands dirty in South Wales. One new project which looks particularly exciting is the CADW community project at Tinkinswood: Cadw are working in partnership with Archaeology Wales, the local community, with local … Continue reading

Back to The Future at Green Man Festival 2011

Are you off to the Green Man Festival this weekend?  If so, between stunning sets by the likes of Fleet Foxes and The Antlers, you should visit the amazing Cardiff University Archaeology stand in Einstein’s Garden! This stall, named Back to The Future, will: …focus on three main interactive themes: Future Animals, an art-based workshop examining our relationship with animals … Continue reading

Why I love boring post-excavation

After our day of archaeology blog-a-thon last week this Friday evening we have our first post-excavation contribution for this blog. Tonight we are introducing Beth Williams. The lab has been filled with various music tastes over the last two weeks and when what’s on is not to her taste, Beth spends her time, whilst marking … Continue reading

Bushy beards, crusty jugglers. Oh and one hell of a dig experience!

Today we bring you another retrospective post. Lucy Harries is a second year undergraduate at Cardiff University and, despite initial attempts to avoid digging, she found her way to Cosmeston where she learnt to love the excavation lifestyle:  So, it has now been a week since life at Cosmeston, and the majority of diggers have … Continue reading

Day of Archaeology 2011: Cosmeston round up

29th July 2011, what day was it? No, not Friday, Friday, but the Day of Archaeology 2011: Yesterday was the inaugural Day of Archaeology, a project conceived by Lorna Richardson (UCL PhD student) and Matt Law (Cardiff PhD student and commercial archaeologist). The project, designed to give a window into the daily lives of archaeologists, had over 400 contributors chronicling … Continue reading

Backfilling: heartfelt sadness and Ragnarök

The 2011 excavations at Cosmeston ended last week. With impressive archaeology and fantastic finds, this season was an amazing success. When we finish the dig we reinstate the land so people can continue to enjoy the field (which is regularly used for events hosted by the village) without falling into a big hole. Today we bring you … Continue reading

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A working shot of the 1980s excavation in the lower area of Cosmeston

Trench Section

The Finest vintage

Wine from Afar

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Day of Archaeology 2011

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