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Reflectance Transformation Imaging

Heritage of Wales News - Wed, 2015-02-11 10:29



Kathryn Piquette from the University of Cologne will be at Digital Past speaking and hosting a workshop on Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). This advanced photographic technique provides high resolution documentation of surfaces/objects and enables the user to virtually relight and artificially enhance faint marks and other features, such as increasing the legibility of inscriptions on a variety of materials such as papyrus, clay or stone and thus aiding understanding for both archaeological and conservation purposes.

A topic of great interest to anyone working with heritage objects, including archaeologists, historians, librarians, museums curators, conservators and photographers.

Website: http://cceh.uni-koeln.de/projekte/zimmer/rti/Piquette_RTI.pdf

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An Expert Guide to Visualising the Past

Heritage of Wales News - Tue, 2015-02-10 10:48

Niall Ó hÓisín, founder of Dublin based Visualisation Company NoHo will be at Digital Past 2015 to provide us with an insight into the world of visualisation, and guide us through some of the many and varied techniques and forms of media available to the heritage sector when relaying information and visualising aspects of our past.

Using examples of their work including Medieval Dublin, Rome 320AD and the Abbey Theatre, Niall will focus on how to create captivating, digitally based interpretations, and will discuss what can be learnt through the visualisation process and how the public can benefit from it.

Website: www.noho.ie
Vimeo: vimeo.com/nohoireland
Twitter: @NohoDublin

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Featuring the British Museum’s Samsung Digital Discovery Centre

Heritage of Wales News - Mon, 2015-02-09 12:08

The British Museum’s Samsung Digital Discovery Centre provides digital learning opportunities to approximately 10,000 school and family visitors annually. We’re pleased to announce that Juno Rae and Lizzie Edwards, co-managers of the Centre’s learning programme, will be at Digital Past to introduce ‘A gift for Athena’, a new app created with games development company Gamar, which uses Augmented Reality to support Key Stage 2 student visits to the British Museum’s Parthenon gallery.



Using tablets supplied by the Centre, the app encourages students to explore the Parthenon sculptures and through a variety of challenges and puzzles, learn about Ancient Greek architecture and mythologies.

Juno and Lizzie will discuss the development of this innovative digital learning session and share their experiences on the benefits and challenges of incorporating augmented reality into museum learning.

Website: http://www.britishmuseum.org/learning/samsung_centre.aspx
Twitter: @britishmuseum
#Samsungcentre

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Making Culture Touchable: 3D printing for Heritage

Heritage of Wales News - Mon, 2015-02-09 12:01

Museofabber works with museums and 3D printing technologies to bring touchable artefacts into the classroom and provides access to 3D printed-on-demand museum artefacts. Nikolaos Maniatis will be speaking and exhibiting at Digital Past 2015 where he’ll tell us more about the technology, the workflow and the opportunities it offers for education, engagement and dissemination.

Website: http://www.museofabber.com/

Twitter: @museofabber

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Digital Visualisation Technologies for Community Engagement and Research

Heritage of Wales News - Mon, 2015-02-09 12:01

Cara Jones will be at Digital Past 2015 to present the ACCORD (Archaeology Community Co-production of Research Data) project, a partnership between the Glasgow School of Art, Archaeology Scotland, University of Manchester and the RCAHMS that explores the opportunities and implications of digital visualisation technologies - traditionally the domain of the specialist - for community engagement and research.


The project has designed and produced an archival and open-access research resource that with the support of visualisation technologists, researchers and practitioners in community engagement, enables participants to design, produce, share and reuse their own ‘community defined’ 3D digital assets. Core to ACCORD is the recognition that heritage is increasingly being made by everyone, especially through the growing accessibility and ubiquity of easy to use digital technology.

Website: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/research/research-centres/digital-design-studio/research/current-projects/accord/

Twitter: @ACCORD_project

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My Treasured Book

Heritage of Wales News - Fri, 2015-02-06 11:06


My treasured book, my own copy which I found in a second hand shop in Cardiff as a teenager, is Wales: An Archaeological Guide by Chris Houlder (Faber and Faber 1974). This gave me a first way into the complete field archaeology of prehistoric and Roman Wales, with photographs, maps, plans and artefacts somehow packed into an A5 format. I used this to explore sites when I first learnt to drive. Invaluable. I met Chris Houlder only once when I first began work at the Royal Commission in the 1990s and had an opportunity to tell him how important I had found this little book.

Dr Toby Driver FSA, Archaeologist, Royal Commission


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The Atlas to the life of Thomas Telford, Civil Engineer, 1838

Heritage of Wales News - Thu, 2015-02-05 11:42


My favourite book in the Royal Commission’s collections is The Atlas to the life of Thomas Telford, Civil Engineer, published by Payne & Foss, London, in 1838. However, you won’t find it on the library shelves, or in the rare books section of the archive stores. We only hold a microfiche copy – and not even of the whole book. Nevertheless, the copper-plate drawings relating to the Menai Suspension Bridge, as far as I am concerned, the key pages, are all there.

The original publication is a sizeable “elephant folio” 23 x 17 inches (58.4 x 43.1cm), and opportunities to purchase a copy on the open market are very rare indeed.

Medwyn Parry: Archive & Library Officer


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‘Front cover design by Kyffin Williams’

Heritage of Wales News - Wed, 2015-02-04 14:44


I’ve always loved the covers of one particular series of Welsh castles guidebooks from the early 1960s. It had never occurred to me to find out the artist’s identity. In hindsight, it is quite obvious. A colleague spotted a short ‘bibliographic essay’ by John Kenyon in The Castle Studies Group Journal (vol. 27) which discussed the very same guidebooks. It revealed that the covers were designed by none other than Kyffin Williams (not yet Sir Kyffin!).

The covers are printed in black plus one other colour on white background using a process which I believe is called offset lithography, giving a very distinct look often found in illustrated books of the period. I think the limitations of the printing process actually enhance the bold and striking designs. Maybe it’s time to issue them as fine art prints? I’d buy one.

We were delighted to find that not only do we have the four guidebooks in our library, but that at least one – Caernarfon Castle – has two versions of the cover: the taupe one pictured in John Kenyon’s article, and another in bright orangey-red. Are there other variants? Do let us know.

Dr Anna Z. Skarżyńska Archive & Library Officer


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Ynysfach Ironworks Project To Be Showcased At Digital Past 2015

Heritage of Wales News - Wed, 2015-02-04 10:52
Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust and iDEA will be presenting their award winning project on Ynysfach Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil at this year’s Digital Past. This innovative digital interpretation project used information resulting from archaeological investigation alongside other contemporary evidence to digitally recreate in great detail the ironworks, its atmosphere and processes in great detail.

Still from visualisation of Ynysfach Ironworks3D data was also re-used to create additional levels of immersion and engagement with the site, for example real-time exploration, and the modelling and subsequent 3D printing of artefacts.
The Ynysfach Ironworks casting house and refinery complex as an interactive view, moved with the heading and pitch of the mobile device.
Website: http://www.ggat.org.uk/Website: http://thinkidea.co.uk/Website: http://vimeo.com/87785507
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My Favourite Book In The Royal Commission Library

Heritage of Wales News - Tue, 2015-02-03 16:15


Well if a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a map worth? Try looking through the Railways of Great Britain: A Historical Atlas by Colonel M H Cobb. This, my favourite book in the Royal Commission library, has 646 maps, showing all the passenger railways in Great Britain with their owning companies and the opening and closing dates for each station and stretch of line, all drawn over an Ordnance Survey map base. If you’re into that sort of thing – ok, so I am! – it‘s a wonderful historical resource to have available in one place and also provides hours of browsing enjoyment.

And for Radio 4 listeners: along with the Bible and the works of Shakespeare, Cobb’s book would be my choice when castaway on my ‘Desert Island.’

Brian Malaws, Content Development Officer, Royal Commission


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Shedding Light on Rombalds Moor

Heritage of Wales News - Tue, 2015-02-03 11:11

We are pleased to announce that the CSI: Rombalds Moor project, shortlisted for the 2014 English Heritage Angel Award, will be showcased at Digital Past 2015 by speakers Sarah Ann Duffy, Richard Stroud and Louise Brown.


This community led project explored the application of innovative recording and visualisation techniques to record all the known prehistoric carved rocks on Rombalds and Baildon Moor in the South Pennines. Using Rock Art Monitoring forms, volunteers mapped the context of individual rock carvings and collected information on their condition. Imagery was captured to enable 3D modelling using a photogrammetric approach, alongside trials of other digital recording techniques such as Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Structure from Motion. Based on the efforts of 30 volunteers over 3 years, information on some 500 carvings was captured to assist future monitoring, management and protection.

Website: http://www.watershedlandscape.co.uk/heritage-landscape/).
Website: http://www.watershedlandscape.co.uk/heritage-landscape/rock-art-monitoring/

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The Library - Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Heritage of Wales News - Mon, 2015-02-02 18:30

Join us all this week as the Royal Commission celebrates our wonderful library with Blogs and Tweets in the lead up to National Libraries Day on 7 February 2015. Find out which books inspired our staff to enter the world of archaeology and watch out for our #shelfies. For news about events around the country see the National Libraries Day website at http://www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk/.

Come and see our fantastic range of books, journals, guides and pamphlets relating to archaeology, architecture, industrial archaeology and the history and heritage of Wales in our small, but perfectly formed specialist library. You are bound to find something of interest!


I particularly like the section on architecture containing a huge array of books on the various building types, their history and structural and decorative features. One of my favourite books is The Victorian House by Kit Wedd (2002) which contains beautiful photographs depicting some of the rich colour schemes and elaborate designs used by the Victorians. There are fascinating chapters on the rise of industrial estate housing, architectural styles as well as ironwork, fireplaces and chimneys.

Visit the library and see this lovely book and many others.

We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday; 09:30-16:00; Wednesday 10:30-16:30.

Penny Icke, Information Services Manager, Royal Commission


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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin - January 2015

Heritage of Wales News - Mon, 2015-02-02 14:09
Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. http://www.rcahmw.gov.uk/HI/ENG/Our+Services/Donate+Records/Recent+Acquisitions/. The archival items, library books and journal articles are all available to view in our public reading room. The full archive catalogue is available on Coflein and contains digital copies of many of the items listed.

Our Library and reading room is open:
Monday – Friday 09.30 – 16.00, Wednesday 10.30 – 16.30.
An appointment is advisable.


Ionawr ~ January 2015

Archif ~ Archives
Ordnance Survey Antiquity Models Collection: Ref No OSAM
Multiple sets of maps and Antiquity Models at various scales including 1:1250; 1:2500 and 1:10000 produced, collated and annotated by RCAHMW in the course of work carried out for Ordnance Survey c.1980-1995

NMR Site Files – B/W Photos
Exterior view of Plas Mawr, Llanedy, taken 30.04.63.NPRN:1771, Ref: DI2014_2491
  • Cross-slab inscribed stone at Llandefaelog Fach Church: Field monument warden report produced by J.A. Arnold, 1986: C599291 and 3 black and white photos taken in c1967: C599292 
  • 1958 Photo survey of Haverfordwest Castle: C600075 
  • 1981 and 1988 Photo surveys of St Mary's Church, Coity: C599627, C599643 
  • Undated Photo survey of Heol y Cyw Baptist Chapel: C599654 
  • 1963 Photo survey of Plas Mawr, Llanedy: C599886 
  • Undated Photo survey of Haverfordwest Castle: C600067 
  • Undated Photo survey of an unidentified cottage in Ponterwyd: C600135 
  • Undated Photo survey of Gwaunysgor Church: C600187, C 600195 
  • Two black and white photographs taken by S.M. Reynolds, showing St David's Cathedral: C600210 
Haverfordwest Castle from the south, taken by G. B. Mason, 1958 NPRN: 94235 Ref: DI2010_1528
RCAHMW General Scanned Image Collection
  • Digitised negatives showing St David's Church, Llanddewi Brefi in 1970: C599794 
  • Digitised negatives showing St Padarn's Church, Llanbadarn Fawr in 1970: C599797 
  • Digitised negatives showing Ty Cerig, Blaenpennal in1963: C599846 
Cadw Registered Files Collection
  • Bilingual, illustrated booklet relating to the life and work of Sir John Rhys, 1949-1968: C600226 
History of the Royal Commission Collection
  • Set of negatives (without prints) showing members of staff of RCAHMW in their new offices at Plas Crug. c.1991: C599197 
Ordnance Survey Antiquity Models Collection
  • 1980 Antiquity Models for NGR: C599565 
Archaeology Wales Project Archives
  • Archaeological archives for sites across Wales all with electronic reports. 
Investigators' Digital Photography

Fron Newydd - Clom extension and house from the west, NPRN: 420719, Ref: DS2015_001_0371976 Photo surveys of:
  • Trefechan Lead Store and smelting furnace, Aberystwyth: C599177 
  • Twyn-Glas Furnace, Llanover: C599190 
  • Trefechan Limekiln, Aberystwyth Harbour: C599180 
  • Pentyrch Forge: C599194 
  • Pantyfedwen;Grand Hotel, Borth: C599198 
  • Bridgend Sawmill, Llanidloes: C599200 
  • Bridgend Flannel Mill;Town Factory, Llanidloes: C599204 
  • Union Ironworks Stables and Manager's House: C599207 

1993 Photo surveys of:
  • White Rock Copperworks Complex, Swansea, final stage of White Rock Heritage Park consolidation: C599467, C600023, C600049 
  • Townshend's Great Leat and Waggonway: C600059 
  • Esgair Hir Lead Mine, Ceredigion: C600080 
  • Esgair Fraith Mine, Ceredigion: C600086 
  • Ystrad Einion Lead, Silver, Zinc and Copper Mine, Ceredigion: C600098 
  • Bwlch Gwyn Lead Mine, Ystumtuen, Ceredigion: C600113 

1996 Photo surveys of:
  • Cefn-Coed-y-Cymmer Viaduct, Merthyr Tydfil: C599214 
  • Tabor Welsh Independent Chapel, Cefn-Coed-y-Cymmer: C599218 
  • St John's Church, Cefn-Coed-y-Cymmer: C599226 
  • Hen Dy Cwrdd;Unitarian Chapel, Cefn-Coed-y-Cymmer: C599235 
  • Neath Canal, Ynysbwllog Aqueduct: C599239 
  • Nant Carn Aqueduct, Monmouthshire Canal, Abercarn: C599370 
  • Abercarn Blast Furnace: C599380 
  • Rhymney Limestone Railway;Rhymney Mineral Railway: C599346 
  • Llanbradach Colliery site: C599353 
  • Tabor Welsh Congregational Chapel, Maesycwmmer: C599356 
  • Hengoed Viaduct, Ystrad Mynach: C599360 
  • St David's Church, Pengam: C599363 
  • Britannia Colliery site, Pengam: C599366 
  • Penrhyn Bridge, West drive, Penrhyn Castle Estate: C599332 
  • Pen-y-Bryn House, Penrhyn Estate: C599336 
  • Aber-Ogwen Bridge, Penrhyn Castle Estate: C599296 
  • Penrhyn Castle Complex: C599319 
  • Cegin Viaduct, Penrhyn Railroad, Port Penrhyn: C599323 
  • Nant Carn Aqueduct, Monmouthshire Canal, Abercarn: C599370 
  • Abercarn Blast Furnace: C599380 
  • Rhymney Limestone Railway;Rhymney Mineral Railway: C599346 
  • Llanbradach Colliery site: C599353 
  • Tabor Welsh Congregational Chapel, Maesycwmmer: C599356 
  • Hengoed Viaduct, Ystrad Mynach: C599360 
  • St David's Church, Pengam: C599363 
  • Britannia Colliery site, Pengam: C599366 
  • Ebbw Vale former Steelworks Complex: C599849 & C599861 

1997 Photo surveys of:
  • St Stephen's Church;St Ystyffan, Llansteffan: C599385 
  • Holy Trinity Church, Llanybri: C599388 
  • Hen Gapel;St Mary's Church, Llanybri: C599390 
  • Coombe Cheshire Home, Cwm: C599396 
  • Cefn Gwyn Lead Mine, Ceredigion: C598753 
  • Ty Newydd Lead Mine (disused), Moelgolomen, NE of Bont-goch: C599713 
  • Bwlchglas Mine;Ochrlwyd Mine, E of Talybont: C599744 
  • Old road bridge, Gilwern: C599800 
  • Dan-y-Bont Woollen Mill;Clockworks, Gilwern: C599803 
  • Forgeside, Blaenavon: C599808 
  • Cwm-Du Railway Viaduct, Pentre Piod: C599833 
  • Newport Cattle Market, Newport: C599838 
  • Baltic Warehouse, Newport Docks: C599844 
  • Riverside building NE of Whitebrook Village Hall: C599988 
  • Bridget's Mills, Wye Valley Paper Mills, Whitebrook: C599990 
  • The Glynn Paper Mill;The Glyn;Whitebrook Fram, Whitebrook: C599993 


1998 Photo surveys of:
  • St John the Baptist Church, Risca Rd, Newport: C600006 
  • Clewer Court;Old Theological College, Newport: C600014 
  • Llanthewey Road Baptist Chapel, Allt-yr-Yn: C600019 

1999 Photo surveys of:
  • Tabernacl Welsh Calvinistic Methodis Chapel, Aberaeron: C599339 
  • Tabernacl Welsh Independent Chapel, Ffairfach: C599344 
  • Carnedd Tre'r Ceiri, Llanaelhaearn: C599935 
  • Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort: C599945 

2000 Photo surveys of:
  • Congregational Memorial College, Brecon: C599401 
  • Dinas Noddfa Welsh Baptist Chapel, Landore: C599080 
  • Methodist Church, Plas Marl: C599105 
  • Hebron Welsh Independent Chapel, Clydach: C599114 
  • Town Clock, Tredegar: C599130 
  • Congregational Memorial College, Brecon: C599132 
  • Saron Welsh Independent Chapel, Tredegar: C599117 
  • Siloh Independent Chapel, High Street, Maesteg: C600131 
  • Rechabite Hall, Bangor: C600133 

2001 Photo surveys of:
  • Bethesda Welsh Independent Chapel (New chapel), Llangennech: C599051 
  • Bethesda Independent Chapel (Old chapel) and Sunday School, Llangennech: C599057 
  • Capel Als Independent Chapel, Llanelli: C599062 
  • Bethel Welsh Baptist Chapel, Llanelli: C599072 
  • Siloah Independent Chapel, Llanelli: C599074 
  • Ebenezer Welsh Independent Chapel, Llansadwrn: C599257 
  • Pumpsaint Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel: C599244 
  • Caio Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel: C599248 
  • Seion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llansadwrn: C599252 
  • Providence Welsh Independent Chapel, Llangadog: C599264 
  • Ebenezer Independent Chapel, Lower Brynaman: C599271 
  • Carmel Welsh Independent Chapel, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen: C599277 
  • Merchants Hill Baptist Chapel, Pontnewynydd: C599283 
  • Pen-Ffordd-Goch pond or Keeper's pond, Llanfoist Fawr: C599288 
  • Saron Welsh Independent Chapel, Tredegar: C599428 
  • Pendref Welsh Methodist Church, Mold: C599668 
  • Y Green, Welsh Independent Chapel, Green: C599672 
  • St Alphonsus Catholic Church, Great Mersey Street, Liverpool: C599680 
  • Tabernacle English Congregational Church, Holywell: C599685 
  • Tabernacle Methodist Church, Somerset St, Abertillery: C599689 
  • English Congregational Chapel, Blaina: C599695 
  • River Row Independent Chapel, Blaina: C599700 
  • Garnfach Methodist Chapel, Nantyglo and Blaina: C599704 

2002 Photo survey of:
  • Ogofau Goldmines, Dolaucothi, Pre 19th century workings: C599974

2007 Photo survey of:
  • Hufenfa Meirion Milk Depot: C599574

2011 Photo survey of:
  • Pont Llanio Old Milk Factory and Railway station: C599593, C599617

2013 Photo of:
  • April Jones Memmorial Tree, Machynlleth

2014 Photo survey of:
  • Ffairfach Creamery: C599599


Ffair Fach Creamery, 2014, NPRN: 300568, Ref: DS2015_008_003
2015 Photo surveys of:
  • Tal y Garreg hillfort: C599506 
  • Tal-y-Garreg deserted homestead: C599508 
  • Glantant-uchaf, Llangedwyn: C599556 
  • Llanfair PG Womens Institute Hall: C599554 
  • Fron Newydd, Llangelynin: C599175 
  • Ysgol Syr John Rhys, Ponterwyd: C600218 

Tal y Garreg Hillfort, 2015, NPRN: 420719, Ref: DS2015_002_003
Llyfrau ~ BooksArnott, R. P., 1953, The Miners: Years of Struggle: a History of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (from 1910 onwards), G. Allen & Unwin, London.

Boon, George C., 1974, Caernarvon – Segontium, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

Boon, George C., 1984, Laterarium iscanum : the antefixes, brick & tile-stamps of the Second Augustan Legion, Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru, Cardiff.

Brewer, R .J., 1980, Gelligaer Roman Fort, Rhymney Valley District Council, Caerphilly.

Briggs, C. S. and Graham-Campbell, J. A., A Lost Hoard of Viking-Age Silver from Magheralagan, County Down, Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Ulster

British Museum,1921, A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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Cyfnodolion ~ Journals
BSI Update Standards (January 2015)

Casemate no. 102 (January 2015)

The Georgian issue 2/2014

Heritage in Wales no. 59 (Winter 2014)

Historic Scotland: The Magazine for Historic Scotland Members 2009-2014 (some gaps) - donation

Industrial Archaeology News vols. 170 & 171 (Autumn & Winter 2014)

Industrial Archaeology Review vol. 36 no. 2 (November 2014)

Manifesto: The Welsh Political Archive Newsletter no. 45 (2014)

Mine d’histoires no. 11 (January 2015) [electronic journal, X/Share/All/NMR/Electronic Journals]

Panel for Historical Engineering Works Newsletter no. 144 (December 2014)

Pembrokeshire Life (January 2015)

Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society vol. 80 (2014)

Railway and Canal Historical Society Bulletin no. 453 (Jan/Feb 2015)

Salon: Society of Antiquaries Newsletter no. 334 [electronic journal, X/Share/All/NMR/Electronic Journals]

Twentieth Century Society News and Events (December 2014 & January 2015) [electronic journal, X/Share/All/NMR/Electronic Journals]

Vernacular Architecture vol. 45 (2014)

Welsh Mills Society Newsletter no. 118 (January 2015)


Cylchgronau: Gwasanaeth Ymwybyddiaeth Gyfredol ~
Journals: Current Awareness

Casemate no. 102, p. 8: in ‘Awards and Grants’ section, mention of award recognising the exceptional restoration work on Chapel Bay Fort.

Ecclesiology Today vol. 45-50, p. 96: ‘Addoldai Cymru – the Welsh Religious Buildings Trust’ by Neil Sumner & Gruff Owen

The Georgian issue 2/2014, p. 44 ff: ‘Architectural Awards 2014’: Hendre House, Caerns. is joint winner of the ‘Restoration of a Georgian country house’ category; Llanelly House, Carms. is winner of ‘Restoration of a Georgian building in an urban setting’ category.

Vernacular Architecture vol. 45, p. 125 (in Tree Ring Lists 2014 section): ‘Welsh Dendrochronology Project – Phase 17’, Martin Bridge, Daniel Miles, Richard Suggett and Margaret Dunn (List 267)


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Laying Bare the Landscape: commercial archaeology and the potential of digital spatial data

Internet Archaeology - Thu, 2014-12-11 12:45
This article summarises the methodology we have applied to an intensively investigated part of the Upper Thames Valley. We discuss the potential of digital spatially referenced data to help bridge the gaps between the various commercial units who work side by side in the landscape, as well as between the various planning authorities. This article will be of interest to anyone working with digital data or with diverse datasets to understand wider landscapes, as well as anyone working with various funders, developers, and consultancies to plan for the best use of such 'big data' to improve heritage management and archaeological enquiry.
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Issue 37. Human Exploitation of Aquatic Landscapes - themed issue

Internet Archaeology - Thu, 2014-12-11 12:45
Aquatic landscapes such as rivers, lakes, and seas played an important role in past human behaviour, affecting modes of subsistence, patterns of mobility, access to material resources, and technological choices and their developments. The interaction with aquatic landscapes was also influential in the establishment of economic and social structures and in the formation of communal identities. The aim of this special themed issue of Internet Archaeology is to contribute to a better understanding of different forms of human interaction with aquatic landscapes. Contents: Beneath Still Waters - Multistage Aquatic Exploitation of Euryale ferox (Salisb.) during the Acheulian; 4200 New Shell Mound Sites in the Southern Red Sea; Fishing and Fish Consumption in the Swahili Communities of East Africa, 700–1400 CE; The 'Wretched Poor' and the Sea: Contest and exploitation of Achill Island's historic maritime landscape; Direct Evidence for Bottom-fishing in Archaeological Whelks (Buccinum undatum); Shellfish from the Bronze Age Site of Clos des Châtaigniers (Mathieu, Normandy, France); Late Mesolithic-Early Neolithic Sealers: a case study on the exploitation of marine resources during the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the south-western Baltic Sea; Exploitation of Aquatic Resources in Ahanve, Badagry, south-western Nigeria; Inland Ertebølle Culture: the importance of aquatic resources and the freshwater reservoir effect in radiocarbon dates from pottery food crusts; Increasing Mobility at the Neolithic/Bronze Age Transition - sulphur isotope evidence from Öland, Sweden
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December 2011: Heathrow Terminal 5 Excavation Archive released.

Archaeology Data Service - Wed, 2011-12-07 17:45
The ADS and Framework Archaeology are pleased to announce the release of Heathrow Terminal 5 Excavation Archive, 2011. Framework Archaeology is a Joint Venture agreement between Oxford Archaeology (OA) and Wessex Archaeology (WA) to provide archaeological services to BAA. Between 1996 and 2000 they undertook extensive excavations of an important prehistoric and Roman landscape at Perry Oaks sludge works, Heathrow, Middlesex. Further archaeological work in advance of a fifth passenger terminal ('T5') at Heathrow Airport took place from 2002 onwards, and the results of those excavations will be integrated with the data contained in this archive.
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November 2011: York Archaeology wins Queen's Anniversary Prize

Archaeology Data Service - Wed, 2011-12-07 17:45
The Department of Archaeology at York University, which hosts the ADS, has been given a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Introduced following the 40th Anniversary of the Queen's reign in 1992, the prizes, which rank alongside the Queen's Awards for Industry are awarded biennially for 'work of exceptional quality and of broad benefit either nationally or internationally'. This is the fifth to be conferred on the university in 15 years, only the second time it has been awarded to a whole Department.
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December 2011: Settlement Hierarchies in Roman Essex data online.

Archaeology Data Service - Wed, 2011-12-07 17:45
The ADS, ASE, English Heritage and UCL are pleased to announce the release of Town and Country in Roman Essex: Settlement Hierarchies in Roman Essex datasets, This is a large scale regional study based on correspondence analysis of finds assemblages, including coins, pottery, registered finds, animal bone and vessel glass. Data was primarily gathered from existing published or archive sources and was collected from sites in Essex, south-east Cambridgeshire and London dating to the period c 50BC-AD250. The database includes linked tables on small finds, glass, pottery and coins, as well as for the following aspects of the animal bone assemblages: NSIP, MNI, tooth-wear, MNE and metrics for bone elements.
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November 2011: CAA Recycle Awards announced

Archaeology Data Service - Wed, 2011-12-07 17:45
Do you use ADS data in your research? If so then the CAA Recycle award should be of interest.CAA believes that any vibrant discipline must continually return to its own roots and re-evaluate legacy data if it is to progress. Furthermore, in the field of Archaeology it provides a far less destructive means of researching the past, and maximizes the return on resources invested in fieldwork. Digital technologies have a particularly strong role to play in this regard, thanks to their ability to synthesize large volumes of information and because they often apply new techniques unavailable to the original investigators. To this end, CAA is commencing an annual CAA Recycle Award that seeks to recognize those who breathe new life into old data.
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November 2011: Parts and Wholes Project archive released

Archaeology Data Service - Fri, 2011-12-02 16:45
The ADS, The British Academy and Durham University are pleased to announce the release of Parts and Wholes: object categorisation and fragmentation in prehistoric context by J C Chapman and Bisserka Gaydarska, 2011. The 'Parts and Wholes' project is concerned with the relationship between complete objects and their fragments. The primary premise of the project can be concisely stated: deliberate object fragmentation was commonplace in the past, with widespread re-use of the ensuing fragments in an extended life 'after the break'. The project studied the artefact assemblages from Chalcolithic sites at Dolnoslav tell and the Durankulak and Varna cemeteries in Bulgaria.
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