Archaeologists Brought the Iron Age Past to Life; Heritage Uncovered

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Archaeologists Brought the Iron Age Past to Life; Heritage Uncovered


THANK you to all the people who made last Saturday's Iron Age Survey at Caerau hillfort such an enjoyable experience.

The opportunity for complete novices like myself to come to some understanding of the practical principles involved in geophysics was excellent.

I would like to thank Cardiff University's archaeologists, particularly Tim, whose equipment we used; Becky, for showing me how to use it; Oliver, whose speciality is the Iron Age; and the Community Engagement Team, who provided support.

This event - of which I thins k we need many more in Ely/Caerau - would not have been possible without the kind co-operation of Ralph, whose land we were examining; Delia, chair of the Friends of St Mary's church, whose kindness in accommodating events on the hillfort must be noted; Dave of Communities First, who again provided additional support; and all those who assisted with other activities.

On a personal note, one looks forward to an interpretation of the data gleaned on Saturday and on the previous week with local schools.

For example, is it possible that the outline of a previously unknown Bronze Age burial mound has been found? Watch this space for more.

* Paul Kemble Ely, Cardiff WE acclaim the success of the CAER (Caerau And Ely Reiscovering) Heritage Project's survey of the Caerau hillfort, which took place over the course of last week, ending March 24. …

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