Gower Landscape Partnership: Digital Mapping

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Our next training session as part of the Ancient Trackways Project will be led by our HER manager Charina Jones. This session will focus on digitally mapping ancient trackways on Gower.

Date: Thursday 8th September

Time: 10am

Venue: Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust,

Heathfield House

Heathfield

Swansea

SA1 6EL

Places are limited so please email  sarahjayne@ggat.org.uk in advance to book a space.

This activity is supported by Gower Landscape Partnership, which is funded by Heritage Lottery fund, Natural Resources Wales, City and County of Swansea, and National Trust.

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Finds Roadshow – Gower Ploughing Match

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Always wondered about that sherd of pottery on your sideboard?

Pondered what it was that you found whilst walking the other day- is it an archaeological artefact?

Then we may be able to help!

If you have finds or artefacts that you have come across whilst on a walk, inherited or found whilst digging your garden and would like to know more, we would welcome the chance to look at them, record and identify them at our finds stall at the Gower ploughing match.

Come and see us on Sunday 25th September, between 10am – 4pm where we will be at the Gower ploughing match; Reddenhill Farm, Parkmill. We will also be bringing along some of the finds we have recovered from Gower during our recent fieldwalking activities and from across South Wales for you to handle.

This project  is supported by Gower Landscape Partnership, which is funded by Heritage Lottery fund, Natural Resources Wales, City and County of Swansea, and National Trust.

Field Walking Finds!

We have now finished washing,  weighing,  counting and organising all the finds from the Gower Landscape Partnership Field Walking events at Monkland and Bank Farm.

We have had some incredible results,  from the finds collected over the course of the four days, including;

174 Sherds of Pottery
73 Sherds of Ceramics
3 Pieces of Clay Pipe
38 Shards of Glass
19 Fragments of Animal Bone and Shell,
30 Fragments of Brick and Tile
27 Pieces of Iron and Metal
And finally……71 Flints!

Fantastic work everyone,  thank you for your help over the four days.

The finds have now be sent off for analysis to the relevant experts,  we will hear back soon and find out exactly what we have got!

Gower Show – Finds Roadshow

 

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Always wondered about that sherd of pottery on your sideboard?

Pondered what it was that you found whilst walking the other day- is it an archaeological artefact?

Then we may be able to help!

If you have finds or artefacts that you have come across whilst on a walk, inherited or found whilst digging your garden and would like to know more, we would welcome the chance to look at them, record and identify them at our finds stall at the Gower Show.

Come and see us on Sunday 7th August, between 9am – 6pm where we will be at the Gower show; Penrice Castle Park in the AONB tent. We will also be bringing along some of the finds we have recovered from Gower during our recent fieldwalking activities and from across South Wales for you to handle.

 

Interested in Tithe Maps and the Cynefin project?

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Want to be involved and contribute to the online resource and understanding of Tithe maps?

Carys Evans from the National Library of Wales will be available to teach volunteers in all aspects of understanding these historic tithe maps and their conservation and digitisation.

Date: August 17th

Time: 1-3.30

Venue: Heathfield House, Heathfield, Swansea, SA1 6EL

The training session will cover the following:

  • Introduction to Cynefin project
  • History of Tithe maps
  • Explaining the Conservations & Digitisation process
  • Explaining all the online volunteering tasks and what this will allow the project to achieve
  • Live demonstration of the website, how to find the tithe maps, how to complete the volunteering tasks, how this will make it easier for people to research tithe maps in future
  • Practical session for volunteers to try out the website and the volunteering tasks for themselves

For more information see: http://cynefin.archiveswales.org.uk/

As places are limited booking is essential. To book please email sarahjayne@ggat.org.uk