Archaeology Lunchtime Talk
After the Party? The Iron Age midden and feasting site at Llanmaes, Vale of Glamorgan
With Adam Gwilt and Mark Lodwick.
As the fieldwork stage of this Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales led project has now drawn towards a close, Adam Gwilt will present an overview of the significant discoveries made during recent excavations at Llanmaes, Vale of Glamorgan between 2003 and 2010.
This will touch upon investigations of a feasting site producing exceptional residues of pig bones, cauldrons and bronze socketed axes, and a Bronze Age settlement discovered beneath.
Additional excavations of a nearby Early Bronze Age burial monument and an Iron Age and Roman settlement enclosure help to locate the feasting site as a place within its emerging ancient landscape setting.
The project has provided rich outdoor arena and laboratory for creativity, engagement, schools and community involvement, as this talk will illustrate.