Castell Henllys and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
About the Project
The project incorporates field schools and training excavations that focus on research about Iron Age, Romano-British, post-Roman, medieval and post-medieval (historic) archaeology. Work is based at Castell Henllys and other sites in the region.
Castell Henllys is an award-winning interpretative archaeological site with reconstructed roundhouses based on the excavated evidence. Here, archaeological research, training and public interpretation are combined in a unique way.
The project was funded by the following institutions:
- Monograph on Castell Henllys (February 2010)
- Co-authored paper with Ken Murphy on the collaborative project on small enclosures in the region, funded by the Welsh Government (Cadw) (February 2010).
- Project web diary for the Berry Hill Dig (2007) directed by Ken Murphy and Harold Mytum on the Iron Age fort at Berry Hill near Newport
- Project web diary for the Ffynonwen Dig (2006) directed by Ken Murphy and Harold Mytum on a late Iron Age enclosure
- Project web diary for the prehistoric enclosures in southern Ceredigion Dig (2005) directed by Ken Murphy and Harold Mytum) on a small late Iron Age/Roman enclosed farmstead.
- Harold Mytum spoke at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in Albuquerque, USA (January 2008).
Post-excavation work was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to provide research leave for the Summer Term of 2005 when Harold Mytum concentrated on writing up the excavations and reconstructions on the Iron Age site.
Radiocarbon dates for Castell Henllys have also been funded through a grant from Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the AHRC.