A Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales

Southwest Wales – Current Research

22/12/2003

 

 

Long competed projects and/or published projects are not included

 

 

D Austin

Department of Archaeology

University of Wales Lampeter,

Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7ED

Carew Castle Archaeological Project

Excavation at Carew Castle and landscape survey.

Project undertaken in 1990s.

Unpublished

 

G Wainwright

 

 

 

T Darvill

March Pres, Pontfaen, Nr. Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9TT

wainwright@bstone.demon.co.uk

 

Archaeology and Historic Environment Group, School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH1 5BB

tdarvil@bournemouth.ac.uk

SPACES: Strumble-Preseli Ancient Communities and Environment Study

Research of sites/landscapes 4000 BC to 2000 BC of part of north Pembrokeshire.

First main phase of fieldwork planned for 2002-03.

H Mytum

Department of Archaeology, University of York, The King’s Manor, York, YO1 2EP        

Castell Henllys Hillfort Excavation

Excavation of a medium-sized hillfort and of other iron age sites in the area.

Continuing project, now in its 21st year.

Unpublished

H Mytum

Department of Archaeology, University of York, The King’s Manor, York, YO1 2EP

North Pembrokeshire Historic Settlements Project

Excavation of several historic abandoned settlements of differing status.

Continuing in 2002 with the excavation of Henllys Farm.

Unpublished.

 

H Mytum

Department of Archaeology, University of York, The King’s Manor, York YO1 2EP

Pembrokeshire Graveyard Survey

Survey of graveyards, mostly across N Pembrokeshire.

Intermittent survey since the early 1980s.

Some results published in a variety of journals.

D Austin and A Fleming

Department of Archaeology

University of Wales Lampeter,

Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7ED

Headwaters of Wales Project

Landscape survey, historical survey and excavation.

Ongoing project.

 

K Murphy

 

 

 

 

R Avent

 

 

 

 

 

R Kelly

Cambria Archaeology, The Shire Hall,

Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6AF

ken@acadat.com

 

Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments

Cathays Park

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

Richard.Avent@Wales.GSI.Gov.uk

 

Countryside Council for Wales

Plas Penrhos

Ffordd Penrhos

Bangor

Gwynedd

LL57 2LG

 

Historic Landscape Characterisation

Characterisation of landscapes on the Register of Landscapes of Outstanding Historic Interest in Wales, and Register of Landscapes of Special Historic Interest in Wales.

Ongoing

Registers of landscapes published – Cadw 1998 and 2001

Results of characterisation to date posted on www.acadat.com website

 

P Sambrook

Cambria Archaeology, The Shire Hall,

Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6AF

Paul@acadat.com

Deserted Rural Settlement Assessment

Rapid ground survey and historical survey of medieval and post-medieval settlement sites.

Report forthcoming in a pan-Wales monograph.

N Cooke

 

 

 

 

A Caseldine

 

 

 

Cambria Archaeology, The Shire Hall,

Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6AF

Nikki@acadat.com

 

Department of Archaeology

School of Social Sciences

University of Wales

Lampeter

Ceredigion

SA48 7ED

a.caseldine@lamp.

Funerary and Ritual Sites Assessment

Rapid survey off all known sites in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

3rd year of a 5-6 year project. Including pollen analysis from selected sites.

Unpublished.

N Ludlow

Cambria Archaeology, The Shire Hall,

Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6AF

Neil@acadat.com

Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Sites

Historic and rapid ground survey of evidence of early medieval ecclesiastical sites in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

2nd year of a 3 year project.

G Hughes

Cambria Archaeology, The Shire Hall,

Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6AF

Gwilym@acadat.com

Coastal Forts of Pembrokeshire

Survey of all Iron Age promontory forts and selective excavation.

Project in planning stages.

E Whittle

Cadw:Welsh Historic Monuments,

Crown Building, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Parks and Gardens

Historic and rapid ground survey of parks and gardens in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

In press as Register of Landscapes of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Part 1: Parks and Gardens: Dyfed

S Briggs

RCAHMW

Plas Crug

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 1NJ

Stephen.briggs@rcahmw.

Parklands and Gardens

Compilation of a database of parklands and gardens across Wales.

Complete

T Driver

RCAHMW

Plas Crug

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 1NJ

toby.driver@rcahmw.org.uk

Landscape, Settlement and Society in Iron Age north Ceredigion

Survey review mostly based on old and current aerial photography.

Work in progress towards a PhD.

T Driver

RCAHMW

Plas Crug

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 1NJ

toby.driver@rcahmw.org.uk

Aerial Survey

Identification and photography of sites of all periods across Wales.

Ongoing project.

Results incorporated into database and/or published.

D Leighton

RCAHMW

Plas Crug

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 1NJ

Upland Initiative

Rapid survey of the Welsh uplands to located sites of all periods. Work carried out by RCAHMW staff and contractors.

Onging.

Results to date to be published in monograph. Results entered into database.

V Cummings

A Whittle

 

 

School of History and Archaeology

PO BOX 909,
Cardiff University,
CF10 3XU

CummingsVM@Cardiff.ac.uk

Whittle@Cardiff.ac.uk

Megaliths in the Neolithic landscapes of Wales

Investigation of the landscape setting of megalithic monuments in SE and SW Wales using a variety of techniques including GIS.

Ongoing.

Monograph to published in 2003.

E Plunkett-Dillon

Archaeologists’ Office Wales

The National Trust

8A The Science Park

Aberystwyth

SY23 3AH

GAREPD@grpwse.ntrust.org.uk

 

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Long-term research project on the gold mines, involving survey and excavation. Undertaken by NT staff and specialist contractors.

Ongoing

J Macve

 

 

 

 

 

 

M Norman

The Hafod Trust

Hafod Estate Office

Hafod Old Mansion

Hafod

Pontrhydygroes

Ceredigion

 

The Hafod Trust

c/o Coed Glan Tawe

Esgairdawe

Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire

SA19 7RT

 

Hafod

Survey, excavation and historical research into a late 18th and early 19th century picturesque landscape created by Thomas Johnes.

Ongoing

Some results published or in grey literature.

P Sambrook

 

 

 

 

R Hankinson

Cambria Archaeology, The Shire Hall,

Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6AF

paul@acadat.com

 

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

7a Church Street

Welshpool

Powys

SY21 7DL

Mynydd y Ffynnon upland survey

Upland survey and landscape analysis of a large upland area of north Ceredigion. Grey literature reports produced (Sambrook, and Sambrook and Hankinson 1997 – 2001), and a published report is forthcoming.

Completed

P Hughes

Department of Geography

University of Southampton

Highfield

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

Late Holocene mire development and conservation of the intact raised peatlands of Cors Caron and Cors Fochno: palaeoecological approach using high resolution macrofossil analysis

PhD studentship - completing 2003

 

M. Macklin

P Brewer

T Coulthard

 

Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth SY23 3DB

 

Historical river channel change in Wales

GIS database of all major Welsh rivers down to their tidal limits. Funded by EAR & COW to which a PhD project is also linked.

Ongoing project - completion 2002.

 

M. Macklin

P Brewer

T Coulthard

Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth SY23 3DB

 

Modeling and evaluating flood risk in Wales

A 3-year project funded by NAW, EAW, CCW & BGS that will start August/September 2002. River basins that will be investigated are the Dee, Teifi, Dyfi & upper Severn. This includes a radiocarbon dating programme of Holocene alluvial sediments funded by the BGS.

 

M. Macklin

P Brewer

T Coulthard

Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth SY23 3DB

 

Erosion & sedimentation in the Tywi

Funded by ACC.

Work complete & final report due August 2002.

 

M. Macklin

P Brewer

T Coulthard

Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth SY23 3DB

 

The impact of metal mining on river systems & flood plain vegetation in the Rheidol & Ystwyth valleys

Funded by CCW.

Completion 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

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