Piecing together the Past
Be the first to discover something new about medieval Wales!
In 2002, a large amount of 13th/14th-century pottery was found during excavations at the Cathedral School, Llandaf.
These once formed glazed jugs, cooking pots and roof tiles, but had warped or been broken during firing in a nearby kiln, and thrown away.
Many of the fragments have never been put back together. Sorting out this huge jigsaw puzzle and finding sherds that fit together will enable us to reconstruct the pots made at Llandaf and sold to households in medieval Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Last year, many visitors helped us to sort out half of the Llandaff pottery, and you can see what happened on the National Archaeology Week 2008 blog. Now we need help sorting the other half!
This is a rare opportunity to join our museum archaeologists and help in the process of recreating these examples of the medieval potter’s craft.
A Festival of British Archaeology event.