Having studied Archaeology and Anthropology at university I fulfilled a childhood ambition to make a start towards a career within archaeology. During my time at university and the years following I worked for a number of different companies that specialised in the restoration, conversion and conservation of historic buildings around Wales and Southern England. After a number of years working on the construction side of the historic environment I wanted to gain work within the archaeological, so studied for a Certificate in Buildings Archaeology and increased the amount of archaeological voluntary work I had done. Over the last two years I have been involved with a number of different projects, leading on some and providing support on others.
Welsh Tower houses
Welsh Tower houses - Wikipedia
When serial thief Robert Smith stole a bar of pink soap from the Lion Hotel, Newtown, in , little did he suspect that it would lead to his downfall. Pink soap was then a luxury item and a scrap of it Hyenas once ruled the roost at Coygan Cave, west of Laugharne, suggests archaeological evidence found there. Bones of other animals - including mammoth, rhino and bear - found there were probably leftovers from dinner
Architecture of Wales
Richard Suggett, from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, explains how the timber used in a historic house can tell us exactly when it was built, down to the season of the year. The house has special interest as the traditional home of Bishop William Morgan, translator of the whole Bible into Welsh in A new book, using the latest evidence from a new scientific process, gives the definitive answer. Traditional historical associations can be quite fragile.
We have decided to try something new this month and invite a guest blogger to write for us. Branch visit to a 17th century house in June We also look at land ownership and will research any other area which broadly fits in with the aims of the group.