Paul Huckfield, Arfordir Coastal Heritage project Co-ordinator and Rowena Hart, GGAT Projects, have been at Cwm Nash, Vale of Glamorgan this afternoon, filming with the BBC and ITV. They have been talking about the cemetery located on the cliff top there and the human remains that have been exposed and on show since the storm of 5th of January.
Rowena does all the talking as Paul has man flu!
Filming the bones for the BBC news
Human remains have been repeatedly exposed by erosion and recovered by GGAT over the last 20 years, the last being in 2012. Learn more. The remains have been carbon dated and all date from the post-medieval period.
This latest discovery is mainly thanks to Mr Morgan for his swift action in recovering the remains before they were lost to the sea.
The two grave cuts exposed by the January storms
The Trust have a Ministry of Justice license to excavate the rest, and the landowner’s permission, and are seeking grant support from Cadw to enable us to do so.
The ironworks of Merthyr Tydfil have often been described as the ´Engine of Empire´. You can now learn more about one of these important sites by visiting our new ‘Ynysfach Ironworks microsite‘. Watch the CGI animation, view the reconstruction drawings, and learn all about this important ironworks and the excavations that GGAT have carried out there.
Due to the January storms a large number of archaeological sites along the coastline have been damaged/destroyed and we need to know what has been lost. The storm has also been a double edged sword and has also exposed a large number of new sites and features, such as new prehistoric footprints at Kenfig and cannons at Rest Bay. GGAT is therefore asking all it’s groups to visit their stretch of coastline and record any damage or new sites. Please be careful as the weather is still stormy and we suggest that you go out in a group and not on your own and use your common sense at all times.
Everybody at GGAT would like to wish Neil Maylan good luck on his 12 month secondment as Senior Archaeological Planning Officer at Cadw/WG. While Neil is away Judith Doyle will be taking over as Acting Archaeological Planning Manager, so a big congratulations to her too!
Get ready to have the heritage of Wales at your fingertips!
The Archwilio app will allow you to access thousands of archaeological sites and discover the unique heritage of Wales.
Visit the Archwilio website for more information.
The app will be officially launched on 07/11/2013 for the Android operating system.
Take a look at our new kit. Our Environmental Archaeologist, Hannah Bowden, is just in the process of building the tank and reorganising our outbuildings, so that she can commence with some environmental sample processing