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Post-excavation

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Conservation at Cardiff

What happens to artefacts after they are excavated? Some, such as pot sherds and animal bone, are washed and catalogued straight away. Other objects (particularly those made of metal, wood, textile or animal skins) are too delicate to be handled immediately and need careful conservation before they can be studied. At Cosmeston this work is undertaken by staff and … Continue reading

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

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

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

Cosmeston @ Flickr

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

Cosmeston contributed to Day of Archaeology 2011. Click through to see our posts!

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