Exploring your Heritage – A community archaeological toolkit

Starting on the 29th September GGAT will be running a free community workshop at the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre.

This course is set out to encourage and promote the appreciation of the rich and diverse heritage of Blaenavon World Heritage Landscape and to provide a toolkit of skills so that members can take ownership of their local heritage and historic environment and have a hand in maintaining historic sites for present and future generations.

Blaenavon Working Men's Institute

The course runs over 10 weeks and covers such topics as:

  • What’s in my area?  Learn about the rich and diverse archaeological resource in the Blaenavon World Heritage area.
  • Landscape Detective Understand the evolution of landscape, find out how maps are used in archaeology and historic landscape studies. Have a go at interpretation of cartographic information plotting information onto base maps and storing results on a electronic database.
  • Community Archaeology Show and Tell Create new historical records through shared memories, personal histories, old photographs and sketches.
  • The Way of the Archaeologist Learn basic archaeological recording methods through a practical hands-on workshop led by a recording specialist. Produce a visual record of an archaeological site, comprised of a brief written statement, photographs along-side measured drawings.

For more information or to enrol please contact the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust on 01792 655208 or enquiries@ggat.org.uk


One comment

  1. A friend menetioned ‘Harold Stones” in a place (private, I think)called Treles(Spelling unknown) …Do you know anything about it, I am very interested in Archaeology and curious about this…He thought that it was south of Tinter but not certain….Thank You for your time, Margery Schuler, Auburn Maine , USA

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