Pembrokeshire Archaeology Day 2012
If tombs, stone circles, castles, Neolithic and Palaeolithic art, archaeological digs and 19th century forts make your ears prick up, then make a note in your diary for this year’s Archaeology Day on November 17th. We are currently waiting for more details about this event, however you may be interested to read about last year's event which is detailed below.
Here's what happened at the 2011 Archaeology Day...
Held in the Merlin Theatre at Pembrokeshire College and organised by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and PLANED, the unique archaeological event welcomed a selection of expert speakers and gave a fascinating insight into Pembrokeshire’s rich archaeological history.
Speakers included Dr George Nash from Bristol University, who began the day with his talk about Palaeolithic cave art on the Gower and Neolithic art on a Cromlech at Trefael in Pembrokeshire. Dr Chris Caple from Durham University followed with news on discoveries at the ongoing archaeological dig at Nevern Castle.
The day also welcomed speakers Roger M Thomas, Head of Urban Archaeology at English Heritage, who spoke about ‘The 19th Century fortification of Pembrokeshire’, the Park Authority’s Archaeologist Pete Crane with his talk ‘Pembrokeshire Archaeology 2011’, which covered all the new discoveries in the National Park during 2011 and Dr Geoff Wainwright, retired Head of Archaeology for English Heritage, with his talk ‘Among Tombs and Stone Circles on the Preselis’.
If you are interested in attending the Archaeology Day on the 17th November 2012, please phone Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre on 01437 720392 to book your place or email Pete Crane on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about the event.