Tywi! Newsletter Spring 2009 (in PDF format - opens in a new window)
The following activities took place in 2009:
Reviewing the evidence - Archaeology
Looking at the information on the regional
Historic Environment Record, old maps and other historic documents
we will gather together all the existing information about
the project area. In particular we shall be looking at the
development of settlement and field patterns and the establishment
of the parkland which is such a characteristic of the valley.
Checking the findings
A series of walks and site visits will investigate
and record, in the field, the results of the documentary research.
Gathering evidence - Churchyard Survey
An opportunity to record and analyse gravestones
in St Teilo's Churchyard and find out more about the past
communities of Llandeilo.
Gathering evidence - Hedgerow Survey
Find out about the history and construction of the different types
of field boundaries which are such a characteristic of the valley.
A number of tours and guided walks with an archaeologist and an
ecologist will look at the secrets that hedgerows can hold about
Gathering the evidence - Building recording
Look into the history of your house, or the
buildings in your village. Collect up old photographs and
compare the scene now. Basic building recording involving
photography and simple recording sheets will enable the history
and development of the buildings in the valley to be discovered.
Geological / Geomorphological survey
An opportunity to work alongside professional geologists from Lampeter
and Aberystwyth Universities, carrying out fieldwork to reconstruct
the changing landscape of the valley over time.
Looking at the existing information gathered,
a series of four small-scale excavations to investigate different
deserted settlements will take place in the valley.
Sensing the Past
When archaeological work was carried out in advance of the LNG pipeline
two previously unknown sites were glimpsed, but not investigated.
This will be an opportunity to be involved in geophysical survey
to try to establish what these sites are, which may shed light on
early settlement in the valley.
Come and join us in 'Exploration Tywi!'
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