Wednesday, 2 September 2009

End of week two

Jan is finally back in Llangynidr after living it up at the Council for Independent Archaeologists conference at Buxton. Meanwhile the team continued to ferret around. Jemma has started putting the new information onto the HER. Each red dot on the map is a new piece of information.


We have managed to gain access to the most exciting areas of the Dyffryn Crawnon!!

Thanks to Sue’s good efforts plus many helpers – the show on Sunday was a great success. We very very busy all day answering questions, looking up people’s farms on ancient maps and answering other general enquiries. One of our visitors, Mr Evans, was so impressed by the display and the information we are generating on the survey he has allowed us access to his land between Pantypaerau and Penygarn. This is a major breakthrough because it allows us to study some of the best-mapped areas in 1587 and we are very excited. It also means that we can survey a substantial block of the most interesting parts of the Dyffryn Crawnon. There are quite a few late medieval buildings on these maps and these may correspond to some of the unoccupied ruins marked on the 1st edition OS maps. This section of valley also holds some potentially very interesting information about the Mountain wall and we may be able to actually date a section of this wall for the first time! We are looking for some intrepid hill walkers, enthusiastic building recorders and good photographers for the last week. Many, many thanks to Mr Evans and all of the landowners who have participated in this project. See you all on Thursday – 9.30 in the car park!

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    I have included a short peice about the project so far in this Autumn's CBA Wales newsletter - so if you are a member this will in your letterboxes by the end of September. It includes a very natty picture of Sue and Mark walking up a very big hill by Tyle Bach! Also forthcoming by Christmas hopefully in the Archaeology in Wales Journal is an excellent peice about last year's Lan Fawr excavations written by Jan and Sue. Fame at Last!