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!

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Neath Abbey Open Day- Bring us your finds!

Always wondered what that ancient looking sherd of pottery was on your sideboard?

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

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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 potentially identify them at our finds stall at the Festival of Archaeology – Princes Retinue- Neath Abbey Open Day

There will be members of staff from the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, along with a representative of the Portable Antiquities Scheme to help identify and record items that you have.

On Saturday 09th July, between 10.00am – 4.00pm our stall will be located in the Neath Abbey Open Day Event, alongside a number of local displays and activities.

Click here to find more about the exciting events at Neath Abbey

Murton Mayday- Bring us your finds!

Always wondered what that ancient looking sherd of pottery was 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 potentially identify them at our finds stall at Murton May Day.

There will be members of staff from the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, along with a representative of the Portable Antiquities Scheme to help identify and record items that you have.

On Monday 02nd May, between 2.00pm – 4.00pm our stall will be located in the Murton May Day Event, alongside a number of local displays and activities.

Finds roadshow

Thank you to all those who brought some of your fantastic finds down to the event!

We had a World War One scope measuring tool,  a gramophone piece,  a possible stone tool and flint.

All finds were recorded,  photographed and returned apart from the possible stone tool and flint which were kindly donated for further analysis.

Our next finds roadshow is going to be held at the Murton May Day,  where we will be holding another stall so come on down and bring your finds!

Parc le Breos- Bring us your finds!

Always wondered what that ancient looking sherd of pottery was 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 potentially identify them at our finds stall at Parc le Breos.

There will be members of staff from the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, along with a representative of the Portable Antiquities Scheme to help identify and record items that you have.

On Saturday 19th March, between 11.00am – 4.00pm our stall will be located  in the Parc le Breos Cwm Spring Equinox Open Day, alongside a number of displays and activities including:

  • Take part in bushcraft activities
  • Look up into the Spring Equinox sky through telescopes
  • Watch  Neolithic food demonstrations
  • Take part in rock art workshops
  • Watch Flint knapping demonstrations
  • Have-a-go at making your own Neolithic pot to take home
  • Dress up as a tomb builder
  • Watch  bone flute making demonstrations
  • Site tours of the site by an expert
  • Explore the living history displays
  • Meet the Guerilla Archaeologists!

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Second Day of Field walking

We have completed our second day at Monksland Farm, Scurlage!

There were some fantastic finds today, including more flint cores and a wonderful flint scraper.

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers over the weekend, without your incredible enthusiasm, it wouldn’t be possible to do the event and help to further our knowledge of this intriguing field.

If you would like to come along to the second field walking event between 1st-2nd March at Bank Farm, Scurlage, please contact Sophie at sophie@ggat.org.uk or 01792 655208.

Archaeological Finds!

Come along to learn all about the Portable Antiquity Scheme, and get a chance to handle finds from across South Wales.

There will be a short presentation/chat about the Portable Antiquity Scheme and its role within Wales with our PAS officer Charlotte Bellamy, followed by a chat about finds types and what we may expect to find on our field walking event.

We will also be joined by a local Swansea Metal Detecting Club who will be sharing the finds they have collected, including flints and much more.

Come down to meet us a Reynoldston Village Hall 2pm till 4pm.