Saturday, August 06, 2011

Cosmeston Medieval Village hosts university dig

Cardiff University’s Cosmeston Archaeology Project hosted a successful open weekend at Cosmeston Medieval Village. (July 9 and 10) More than 1,000 visitors enjoyed a wide range of shows and activities. Medieval life was re-enacted by costumed characters including a medieval music group performing in the Tithe Barn and the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust demonstrated the Archwilio on-line heritage record for South-East Wales.

A great draw was the excavation in progress on the site of the original manor house. Visitors from all over the world were shown around and had the processes of archaeological digging explained to them. For overseas visitors, staff and students rose to the challenge of describing what was going on in French, German, Italian and Lithuanian, as well as providing regular tours in English and Welsh.

Click here to read this article from the Penarth Times