Do you have an interest in the archaeology of Gower?
Do you have a keen eye for finds?
Would you like to be involved in a field walking event in Scurlage?
Then we have the event for you!
Across the 27th – 28th February, we are going to be holding a field walking event at Monskland Farm, Scuralge, looking for finds like flint tools, pottery and coins.
The farm has produced a multitude of finds including flint tools, such as arrowheads, knives, scrapers, cores, blades, flakes and Mesolithic microliths.
The event is going to be held at Monskland Farm, Scuralge, Gower, details of a meetup point will be posted later in the week.
Please bring warm, waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.
If you would like to be part of this fantastic event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01792 634234 to sign up.
Numbers may be limited, so please let us know as soon as possible!
Aerial Photography and Map Regression Training 26th and 28th January 2016
Today we undertook our second training session covering ‘Aerial Photography and Map Regression‘. During the session we used various applications that professional archaeologists would use to undertake any form of basic research. These include:
- Tithe Maps through Cynefin and Historic Mapping to note changes in the field boundaries
- aerial photographs across Wales,
- Researching old photographs and newspaper articles of Gower through the Peoples Collection of Wales.
This training provides the tools for our volunteers to begin researching ideal places independently for the projects forthcoming field walking event, and in addition carry out research into their own family and village history!
Thank you to all our fabulous volunteers who attended the second training session, we look forward to seeing the fruits of your research and hearing all about it at our next session.
Just a reminder to all that a ‘welcome back’ introductory session will be held at Reynoldston Community Centre at 2:00pm on 14th and 20th January 2016.
Everyone is more than welcome to pop along and please do tell anyone you think may want to be involved!
See you there!
Sophie and Sarah
A big thank you to everyone who attended the second Archaeological Workshop for the Gower Landscape Project yesterday. The Great Gods of Archaeology smiled down upon us and provided us with excellent weather for our stroll across Rhossili Down. From field banks and hollow ways to cairns and burial chambers, with a good dollop of WWII thrown in for good measure! We saw it all! I hope the day helped you to start viewing the landscape in a different way and to question everything thing you see.
Come along to the second ‘Finding Our History’ training session – Rhossili Guided Tour
Learn how to locate and identifiy archaeology across Rhossili, and learn more about the history and arcaheology of Rhossili with a guided tour!
We will be meeting at Worms Head Carp Park at 10:30 on 3rd December 2016. Please bring suitable footwear, clothing and a packed lunch, see you there!