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Changes at Cosmeston Medieval Village

The trust has now closed. Please see the update at the bottom of the post for more details. As some our readers may know there have been quite a few changes behind the scenes at Cosmeston Medieval Village over the past year: In Easter [2012] the Vale of Glamorgan Council will open the village to … Continue reading

#FindOfTheDay 2011

On Sunday 3rd July 2011 Cosmeston Archaeology took it’s first tentative steps on Twitter. A day later, buoyed by the discovery of our ram head aquamanile, we decided to challenge other tweeting excavations to a ‘Finds Off’ to see if they could match our stunning artefact. You can also read this on Storify. The aquamanile … Continue reading

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

Moonlighting for Time Team

Apologies for the lack of posts over the last few days. The Cosmeston web team has been moonlighting for Time Team on a copper works in Swansea. Although the 2011 excavations at Cosmeston are over, worry not. We will be back to full steam at the start of next week as post excavation work begins! In … Continue reading

Getting Medieval! Today!

Yes folks, our fun, FREE, family archaeology and medieval activity weekend is here! From 10:00am – 4:00pm this Saturday and Sunday the Cosmeston excavation and reconstructed village are open to all, with music, medieval fighting and archaeological artefacts to handle. For details on the event please see our website and the Cardiff University events page. If you can’t … Continue reading

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