The Pen-y-gaer Roman fort and vicus
Jan Bailey, of the Llangynidr Local History Society, and Richard Hankinson. of the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, gave a fascinating talk, on the 24th of November, to the Brecon University of the Third Age about excavations carried out by CPAT and the Society on the vicus at the Pen-y-gaer Roman fort, near Tretower during May 2011. The talk was a co-operative venture, as was the excavation, with Richard explaining the background to work on the site and some of its history, as well as the methods of excavation used and the structures and features revealed. Jan described the means by which funding was obtained and discussed a few early ideas regarding the finds from the excavation. The audience of about 40 people displayed an informed interest in the subject and contributed to an interesting question and answer session.
For further information about the Pen-y-Gaer excavations see the most recent copy of CPAT's newsletter.