#DiggingCaerau is happening next week – these are the trenches we will be concentrating on, and the things we hope to discover. Come and be a part of this! This is not about us giving you the information, but about you coming with us on this journey of local discovery and co-producing knowledge with us in partnership. Come along and learn some transferable practical skills, find out about the real heritage of your community, and be part of this amazing opportunity to discover something amazing.

CAER Heritage Project

From 30th June to 25th July we’ll be digging again at Caerau Hillfort – read on to find out what we’re going to be searching for and how you can get involved!

More than 1,000 people visited the excavations in 2013 and 120 were directly involved in the digging. We opened three trenches within the interior of the hillfort (see the ‘Digging Caerau Booklet’ for a review of last year’s dig) and discovered the remains of at least five Iron Age roundhouses and the remains of a Roman settlement dating from the 1st to 3rd centuries AD. A further small trench through the inner hillfort rampart seemed to show that it had been rebuilt in the early Medieval period – more commonly known as the Dark Ages – suggesting we might even have an important settlement at Caerau during this elusive and mysterious time.

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