This post was written by Charlie Kerslake, who is studying Ancient History and Archaeology at UWTSD Lampeter. Content note: this post contains photos of human skeletal remains. The LARC Experience: We got to without hassle at Paphos international airport in the late evening, then made our way to the airport bus to the town of Paphos itself to locate […]

Ancient World

Hot off the press this important new book explores the lives of women across the ancient world, from Mesopotamia and Egypt to the classical civilisations of the Mediterranean and as far as the Celtic fringe. The chronological span is equally vast, from the third millennium BC to the early centuries AD. The chapters have been […]

Ancient World

This blog was written by Adolfo Miguel Martins, PhD student and early stage researcher in Nautical Archaeology at UWTSD Lampeter. Situated in Solent eleven meters below surface lays an 8,000 years an old Mesolithic settlement. The archaeological site comprises in situ Mesolithic artefacts associated with a submerged landscape. Since 1999 archaeologists from the Maritime Archaeology […]

Archaeology

This blog was written by Heather Para, a UWTSD PhD student in Archaeology, who took part in the dig. The history of Lindisfarne is as dramatic and mysterious as the landscape.  Windswept and remote, the island was home to Aidan and Cuthbert, the place where the Lindisfarne Gospels were created, and, unfortunately, the landing place […]

Archaeology

UWTSD’s Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Research Conference was a major success this year. The conference took place in Carmarthen on April 20th. 45 people attended and 25 gave papers. The conference had participants from all campuses including London, Lampeter, Carmarthen and Swansea. The 25 speakers included 6 distant learners from abroad who presented their papers via Skype. […]

Ancient World

In early April, two walkers, Julien Culham and Sharon Davies-Culham, spotted something that caught their attention on the beach at Borth. Borth is home to a well-known fossil forest. What Julien and Sharon spotted was the skull and antlers of an imperial red deer. This is a magnificent find that is currently being conserved in […]

Archaeology

Göbekli Tepe, or ‘Potbelly Hill’, in Southeastern Turkey is redefining our understanding of the Neolithic. Currently dated to 12,000 B.P, the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Period (c. 9600–7300 BC) site was first excavated by German Archaeologist Klaus Schmidt from 1996 until his untimely death in 2014. The site consists of large limestone ‘T-shaped’ pillars, many of […]

Archaeology