Discovering the Archaeology of Gower

Saving Gower for all its Worth!

Hand auguring Trench 3 - Warren Deserted Medieval Village
Hand auguring Trench 3 – Warren Deserted Medieval Village

In the summer of 2018 Black Mountains Archaeology and ArchaeoDomus completed several very successful community archaeology projects at Rhossili, Gower. We were funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Gower Landscape Partnership Project. Working with the National Trust, Swansea Council, Swansea University, West Glamorgan Archives and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales we provided training and support in archaeological/historical research, historic building recording and archaeological excavation. We delivered a very successful ‘TimeTeam’ style archaeological excavation on the Warren Deserted Medieval Settlement together with palaeoenvironmental hand auguring of the Vile Medieval Field System with volunteers. One of the most exciting activities was the experimental archaeology project where a medieval corn drying kiln (oven) was built and fired by the volunteers.

Read all about the project here.

Reconstruction medieval corn drying oven during firing.
Reconstruction medieval corn drying oven during firing.

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