‘We dig Caerau!’ Cardiff’s Hidden Hillfort and the power of community archaeology

ONLINE - Thursday 15th June 2023 at 7pm 

Our lecture will explore the significance of co-producing archaeological and historical research in close partnership with communities, and consider the ways in which valuing local heritage and the collective discovery of the past has the power to create new and positive life-changing opportunities for all involved.  

To illustrate this, we will talk about the CAER Heritage Project from its humble beginnings to becoming an award-winning, flagship civic mission and development project for both Cardiff University and community development partners Action in Caerau and Ely (ACE). It is essential that we recognise that Universities are an integral part of their communities and that they have an immense responsibility to fulfil their social and civic mission. Our lecture will highlight the how power of archaeology, the power of community, and the power of co-production means that when we come together then we can harness the potential of heritage and create new pasts and new futures.  




Dr Oliver Davis

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology & Co-director, CAER Heritage Project, Cardiff University

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Dr David Wyatt

Cardiff University

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