Dig Diary 2005
SEASONS IN THE SUN
During the summer of 2005, Dyfed Archaeological Trust
will be carrying out several important excavations in various
parts of southwest Wales. We intend to provide regular updates
from all these excavations through our ‘dig diary’.
The relevant diary pages will be updated every Tuesday and
Friday afternoon between the beginning of June and the middle
Ceredigion (May 31st – June 17th) – this excavation
is located on the edge of Cors Fochno (Borth Bog) to the north
of Aberystwyth. In June 2004 we excavated part of a timber
trackway that crosses the bog from Erglodd, near Talybont
to Llangynfelyn. Radiocarbon dates and tree ring dates indicate
that this trackway dates to between the 10th and 12th centuries.
The southern end of the trackway overlies an extensive area
of industrial debris suggesting metal (possibly lead) smelting
in the area. Recent radiocarbon dates suggest that this might
date back to the Roman period or even earlier.
Roman Fort (June 27th – July 18th) – A geophysical
survey undertaken in 2003 discovered the location of a previously
unknown Roman fort in Dinefwr Park Llandeilo. The excavation
will aim to try and assess the date and the level of preservation
of the archaeological remains.
Early Medieval Cemeteries
on the Pembrokeshire Coast (July 16th – August 6th)
– Dyfed Archaeological Trust and Pembrokeshire Coast National
Park Authority will be carrying out trial excavations at two
early medieval cemetery sites in southern Pembrokeshire; West
Angle Bay and St Bride’s. Both sites are threatened
with coastal erosion, but little is known about the nature
and extent of cemeteries of this date.
enclosures in southern Ceredigion (July 18th – August
5th) – This excavation and survey will continue
the investigation of the group of later prehistoric rectangular
enclosures recently discovered from aerial photography in
northern Pembrokeshire and southern Ceredigion.
Please click on the options on the left hand
margin for further information and access to the dig diary
for each of the excavations.