Category: Archaeology

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 …

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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 …

Women in Antiquity by UWTSD Archaeologists Read More »

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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 …

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  This blog was written by Dr Jemma Bezant, UWTSD Lecturer in Archaeology, and a member of the excavation team at Llanllyr Mansion. They say every good archaeologist has a wish list. A list of fabulous, intriguing and exciting places where …

Archaeological Discoveries at Llanllyr – Nuns, Trees and 3D Technology Read More »

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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 …

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The blog below was written by UWTSD Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage, Dr Katharina Zinn. There is a dream of anyone working in a museum to find a forgotten object or even an overlooked collection. Amazingly this dream …

Shaping Welsh identity? – Egyptian Objects and their biographies as medium of intangible heritage Read More »

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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. …

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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 …

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To build ocean-going ships sound timber is needed, the ForSEAdiscovery project asks: Which forests supplied the timber for the construction of ships during the ‘Age of Discovery’? Did the Iberian forests supply the Iberian Empires with the materials to build their …

Archaeology Professor Nigel Nayling heads the ForSEAdiscovery project Read More »

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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 …

Archaeology Now Read More »