Date(s) - 08/02/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Martins Church Hall
Jacky Nowakowski, Principle Archaeologist, CAU
Researching Tintagel, Dumnonia and post Roman Britain
The ancient kingdom of Dumnonia (modern day Cornwall, Devon and Somerset) lies in the far south west of Britain. This deeply rural and maritime peninsula has a distinctive history, culture and identity. A settlement at Tintagel in North Cornwall played a major role during the late Roman and post-Roman periods (3rd to 7th centuries CE) when a major fortified coastal citadel linked SW Britain to te distant Mediterranean World. Current archaeological research at Tintagel by the Cornwall Archaeological Unit, Cornwall Council (the TCARP project) is revealing new insights into the character of the early medieval (post-Roman) settlement on this iconic and internationally important site. New areas of the headland are being explored and fascinating discoveries of a complex of stone buildings, found with artefact-rich middens, has the potential to transform our current understanding of the role and significance of this place within the maritime networks operating during the Late Antique and Insular period in Britain – a time of great transformation and charge. This presentation gives an update on the results to date.