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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

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

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

Extra! Extra! The Curious Case of the Ram: Part 2

The green glazed rams head vessel which we first bought you the news of on Sunday and updated you on the frustrations of sticking together yesterday, has been the subject of a news story from the Cardiff University News Centre and the BBC. Cardiff University News reported that: A pottery vessel dating back to the 13th Century has been found by University archaeologists … Continue reading

Maddening Pots and Wiley Walls

Trench Action Today we had two main highlights; Sanchez’s homemade lemonade which provided a much needed afternoon short break and the walls mentioned in yesterday’s update and our tweet this afternoon. The walls we are now seeing were initially picked up in the 2009 trench and the 1987 GGAT ‘castle’ trial trench. From today’s work … Continue reading

The curious case of the ram

Today has been just as warm as yesterday but despite the heat and mild hangovers, work has, as always, been moving on at a pace. When the top soil was initially machined off a large rubble layer was revealed. This deposit is very typical in this particular area of the site and in each year … 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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