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Blogging Archaeology

If you stretch your mind back to 2011 you will hopefully remember Matt Austin, then a recent Cardiff graduate and supervisor on the dig. Nearly three years later and Matt is now a PhD student at Reading University and a prolific archaeological blogger. As part of his on-line activities Matt recently contributed to a volume … Continue reading

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

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

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

Scoping the Medieval

Today we bring you a guest post by Mark Rosoman. Mark is a Scope employee, responsible for exterior and interior maintenance, which includes taking the guys out to work in the community. Sully Scope are extraordinarily active, being involved with a community allotment scheme in Gibbonsdown and working in conjunction with Tidy Towns (litter picking in towns … 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

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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Cosmeston Tweets!

Day of Archaeology 2011

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

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