Week 1 of the CAER Heritage Project! Blog by Olly Davies 🙂

CAER Heritage Project

CAER Heritage Project’s Olly Davis blogs about the first week on site…

What a week – lots of sunshine, lots of sun-burn and lots of archaeology! We started opening up the site on Monday with a JCB to help us strip off the topsoil – there’s about 30-40 cm of ploughsoil on Caerau Hillfort that needs to be removed to find the archaeological deposits (Caerau must have been heavily ploughed in the past).

We’ve managed to open up three trenches during this week – two to examine a couple of ditched enclosures and the third to look at the site of an Iron Age roundhouse. We knew where the features were from the geophysics we did with Glyn Derw pupils last year and from the Time Team excavations, but this year we’ve opened much larger areas to try and understand the nature of the occupation on the site – we…

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