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 Whittle on dating the Neolithic). Two members of the team are also in Austria at the biennial Ruralia conference. Ruralia is:
an international association for the archaeology of medieval settlement and rural life. It provides a colloquium of current problems in rural archaeology from most participating European countries to strengthen the exchange of knowledge in, and the development of, archaeologically comparable studies, and to make archaeological results available to other disciplines
Professor John Hines and finds co-ordinator/PhD student Alice Forward will be presenting a paper on Friday (near Austria? Plenty of time to get across and attend!) titled:
Cosmeston, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales: multiple narratives of rural settlement and power
We will seek to bring you behind the scene low-down on this talk (along with other news) soon!