Social Media Training @GGAT

 

Spending two hours with the lovely Paul Huckfield being lead skilfully through the pleasures and perils of using social media to disseminate information regarding interesting work taking place with the Gower Landscape Project.1054_13_21_web

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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!

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

Ancient Ways-Trackways and Boundaries across Gower

Following the success of the recent Fieldwalking events across Gower, we are pleased to be starting our new project ‘Ancient Ways-Trackways and Boundaries across Gower’.

The purpose of this project is to enable the community to research and identify the ancient routes of Gower, such as field boundaries, pathways and tracks through map regression, aerial photography, and field work, complemented by using plant species as a method (Hooper’s Law) of dating old hedgerows.

The ancient ways will be shown on paper and GIS mapping, their past use and current condition recorded, and their purpose and accompanying stories collected. It is hoped that it will be the first step in the re-establishment of a number of these routes, eventually with interpretation regarding their former use, and providing a safer alternative to walking on the busy Gower roads.

Keep returning to this blog for upcoming events! 

Places will be limited due to the computer requirements, so please contact Sophie at sophie@ggat.org.uk or 01792 655208 to book.

 

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.

Final Field Walking Day!

Sadly our field walking event has come to an end, but the last day proved as productive as the others!

Yet again we found more and more flints!

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who gave up their own time to our project.

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Next Friday (11.03.16), we will be heading up to Knelston Primary school with the finds to get the children involved with finds washing and handling, as well as talking to them about our brilliant project.

Details of the next couple of events over the next couple of weeks will be posted regularly, so please keep visiting our blog!

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