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                     Snowdonia – A break in the Clouds by Anthony Dodd          

Every year the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales carries out survey work across the mountains and moorlands of Wales as part of its upland archaeology project. As a result, over the last 20 years a new picture of the uplands has come to light with the discovery of abandoned settlements, farms, ritual sites, buildings and industrial activity. These give new insights into the lives of our ancestors who used these landscapes over thousands of years.

On the 11th and 12th May 2012 a forum will be held to report on the results of these surveys. This will take place at the Edward Richards Centre in Ystrad Meurig. The two-day event will be made up of a series of talks and a guided walk to view sites and monuments in their landscape setting.

More information here

Recent Analytical survey and investigation in the World Heritage Site, by David Field.

Monuments within the Stonehenge Landscape have rarely been subject to survey techniques in modern times and in many cases reliance has been placed on Ordnance Survey depictions of the early 20th century. In advance of the establishment of a new visitor centre and to complement and support the recent university programmes of excavation in the area, English Heritage has been conducting the Stonehenge WHS Landscape Project to determine what non-destructive survey techniques can tell us about the area. Using ground survey, aerial photography, lidar and laser scanning a number of fresh and sometimes surprising conclusions emerge. This talk will outline the results so far.

This lecture, originally scheduled for this coming Saturday, 10th December is now sold out. The lecture will now be repeated on Saturday, 10 March, 2012. Early booking is advisable.

Full details are available on the Wiltshire Heritage Museum website.

An interesting and informative video from ‘Aspects of Archaeology’ on the origins of the Three (and a bit) Ages of Archaeology:


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