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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

Amy’s Kitchen

Friday is our day off. So, whilst we recharge our batteries ready for our exciting fun, FREE, family Getting Medieval! weekend we thought we’d bring you a blog about some of the other aspects of life at the dig. Today’s Friday special is written by Amy Gardener, a recent graduate of Cardiff University who runs … Continue reading

There Can Be Only One…

Shovelling is an important skill for archaeologists to gain; learning not to swivel your back, the importance of looking speedy when a supervisor passes by and the ability not to over/undershoot the barrow. Lessons in this at the Cardiff University excavation at Cosmeston lead to debates about who was the best shoveller. A debate which … Continue reading

Cloudbursts and Audio-Visual Archaeology

Archaeologists sometimes love rain. The hot dry weather of the last few days meant that features became hard to spot as the ground cracked and turned to dust. After today’s damp start, however, features are suddenly popping up all over the place. We will, as usual, bring you the full low down on what we … 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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