Date(s) - 13/12/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Truro Baptist Church
Seren Griffiths, Lecturer in archaeology, UCLAN
Bryn Celli Ddu the public archaeology landscape programme
Over the last four years a public archaeology research programme has been focusing on the major prehistoric landscape surrounding the passage tomb of Bryn Celli Ddu, Anglesey. This project has worked with a range of volunteers (with over 60 adult volunteers taking part in the archaeology), hundreds of school children visiting the site, and some 30 students in higher education engaged in the project in addition in 2018.
The methods have included test pitting, excavation, field walking, digital archaeological survey and recording, experimental archaeology, and emphasises a creative and fun-filled approach to this important landscape. Some five artists have held collaborations working with the project including practitioners in sound, video, performance, 3D and print making. The research aims for the project were developed with members of the public, and have been co-created as the project has developed. This year, as well as the field-based work, a treasure hunt, museum exhibition, and public lecture series complimented the on-site activity to form a Festival of Archaeology. The project emphasises collaborative practice between volunteers, local heritage bodies including museums, government heritage bodies and universities.