Archaeology Lunchtime Talk: Cyfartha Iron Works, Merthyr
Cyfartha Iron Works, Merthyr
Martin Tuck, Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust (GGAT)
Martin originally joined GGAT in 1985, following six years military service, and worked for a year excavating the canabae of Roman Caerleon. Following fourteen years working for an engineering, mining, and topographic survey company, working on various construction projects including the Second Severn Crossing, he maintained an active interest in archaeology and worked on many local sites as a volunteer before undertaking his own research excavation near Caerleon. In 2001 he rejoined the Trust and has since carried out numerous excavations across south Wales and southwest England. More recently Martin led a team working on 19th century industrial remains at Ffos-y-fran, Merthyr Tydfil and also at the site of a first century Roman fort at Neath. Martin’s latest extensive excavations were on the 18th and 19th century coking area of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks.