Two free online talks by our Commission staff coming up
Pembrokeshire Coast Archaeology Day
This year’s popular Pembrokeshire Coast Archaeology Day is taking place online. The event promises a full programme with well-known speakers on archaeological and historical themes and has been split into two sessions: morning between 10am and 12 noon and afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.
The first afternoon talk will be by the Commission’s CHERISH team (Dr Toby Driver, Louise Barker, and Daniel Hunt) on Stacks, cliffs & cauldrons: Recent fieldwork at the remarkable coastal promontory forts of the Castlemartin Training Area, Pembrokeshire.
During August 2020 the CHERISH Project team spent a week surveying and recording the remarkable later prehistoric coastal promontory forts of the Castlemartin Training Area in South Pembrokeshire.
The new fieldwork enabled the team to make centimetre-accurate 3D records of these large eroding promontory forts for future monitoring—from the better-visited sites like Flimston Bay, to the lesser-known forts of Buckspool/The Castle and Crocksydam, the spectacular Linney Head fort in the restricted live firing area, and even a newly-recorded promontory fort.
The talk includes some spectacular drone footage which will take you to the hidden parts of these dramatic coastal sites.
CHERISH is a 6-year EU-funded project in the 2014-2020 Ireland-Wales programme studying climate change and coastal heritage
For further details: https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/event/archaeology-day-2020/
This event is free, but donations to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust are encouraged.
Aerial Archaeology and the Gwent Levels
Living Levels Aerial Archaeology Evening Lecture: Aerial Archaeology and the Gwent Levels by Dr Toby Driver. The lecture will explore the stunning aerial archaeology of the Gwent Levels and its hinterland between Chepstow in the east and Cardiff in the west.
Taking to the skies in a light aircraft, the lecture will explore the hidden cropmarks of henges, burial mounds, hillforts, and Roman villas which continue to be discovered in south-east Wales in drought summers and in low winter light.
Aerial recording by the Royal Commission throughout the year also takes in historic and protected monuments, industrial landscapes, townscapes, and foreshore archaeology along the Severn Estuary revealed during extreme low tides.
The lecture will also look at how drones and airborne laser scanning have revolutionised archaeological recording in recent years.
Toby will be available for a Q and A session following the presentation.
For further details: https://www.livinglevels.org.uk/events/2020/11/12/aerial-archaeology-and-the-gwent-levels
This free lecture will be delivered via Zoom and the invitation will be sent to you once you have booked your place