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#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

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

Bushy beards, crusty jugglers. Oh and one hell of a dig experience!

Today we bring you another retrospective post. Lucy Harries is a second year undergraduate at Cardiff University and, despite initial attempts to avoid digging, she found her way to Cosmeston where she learnt to love the excavation lifestyle:  So, it has now been a week since life at Cosmeston, and the majority of diggers have … 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

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

The Medieval Gaffer & Andy’s Buns

This evenings Daily Dig brings you the report of yesterdays exciting digging. This is also a momentous blog, introducing Rachel Phillips, a second year undergraduate at Cardiff University and the first student blogger on the Cosmeston site! Rachel is without a doubt the best troweller on site. Today we uncovered GGAT trench two.  Completely unexpected … 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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