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Alice F

I am a PhD student at the University of Cardiff working on medieval and early post medieval pottery found in South Glamorgan. I have been particularly working on the ceramic assemblage from Cosmeston excavated in the 1980s. My role on this years excavation is to manage the finds processing and archiving. I will also be cataloguing the pottery retrieved during excavations at Cosmeston over the last three years.
Alice F has written 5 posts for Cosmeston Archaeology

Return of the Ram

Do you remember the fantastic rams head aquamanile that was discovered at Cosmeston during the 2011 excavation? Today Cardiff PhD student and pottery specialist Alice Forward brings you an in-depth update on how this fantastic discovery is shaping up in post-excavation:  An aquamanile in context Work on the pottery assemblage from the Cardiff University excavations … Continue reading

Post-med archaeology: it ain’t all rubbish

We are now well into the third week of the excavation and, to some people’s frustration, we are still excavating post-medieval features. The site is presented as a ‘Medieval Village’ and Cosmeston was certainly a medieval settlement, but the site did not disappear after the black death, rather it continued and developed into a prosperous … Continue reading

Maddening Pots and Wiley Walls

Trench Action Today we had two main highlights; Sanchez’s homemade lemonade which provided a much needed afternoon short break and the walls mentioned in yesterday’s update and our tweet this afternoon. The walls we are now seeing were initially picked up in the 2009 trench and the 1987 GGAT ‘castle’ trial trench. From today’s work … Continue reading

The curious case of the ram

Today has been just as warm as yesterday but despite the heat and mild hangovers, work has, as always, been moving on at a pace. When the top soil was initially machined off a large rubble layer was revealed. This deposit is very typical in this particular area of the site and in each year … Continue reading

Welcome to Cosmeston excavations 2011

We are about to start our second week of work at the site. The first week was dominated by rubble from the medieval building but we are now beginning to glimpse the archaeology below. The star find from last week was a trowel from the original excavations in the 1980s, relative date was provide by … Continue reading

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