This year’s Uplands Archaeology Forum will be held at Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, in the Snowdonia National Park on Friday 10 May 2013. The Forum will be a North Wales upland archaeology day-school entitled ‘Archaeology in the Uplands’ and will be organised by the Royal Commission, Snowdonia National Park and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust. During the morning session fieldworkers will give presentations on this year’s work in the uplands archaeology project, while in the afternoon there will be a series of talks detailing the results of recent work carried out by a number of organisations in the national park.
The day after the Forum, Saturday 11 May, there will be a guided walk around a slate quarrying landscape in the Llyn Cwmysradllyn area. The route will take in the Gorseddau slate quarry, Treforys industrial settlement and Ysyspandy slate mill. The walk is about 3 ½ miles (6 km) along rough moorland tracks and is reasonably strenuous requiring stout footwear, outdoor clothing, a packed lunch and plenty of water. Further details of meeting arrangements and times will be circulated after booking has closed.
To register for either event please contact David Leighton on 01970-621204 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the Friday dayschool is £10, which includes sit-down lunch, refreshments and admission, payable in advance by credit card or cheque on registration. The Saturday field trip is free but places are limited.
A dayschool organised by the Royal Commission, Snowdonia National Park and the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Plas Tan y Bwlch, Friday 10th May 2013
09:45 Assemble for coffee
10.15 Welcome - John Griffith Roberts (Archaeologist, Snowdonia National Park)
Introduction by Cynghorydd/Councillor Caerwyn Roberts OBE, Cadeirydd, Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri/Chairman, Snowdonia Park Authority
10.30 Opening address: Kings, lords, commons and commoners - David Gwyn (Govannon Consultancy)
11.00 RECENT WORK ON THE UPLANDS ARCHAEOLOGY OF WALES
Introduction to the Uplands Archaeology Initiative - Henry Owen-John (Vice-chair, RCAHMW)
Chair: Henry Owen John
11.10 Recent surveys in Merionethshire - Richard Hayman (Hayman & Horton)
11.30 The East Glamorgan uplands - Paul Sambrook (Trysor)
11.50 The South-west Cambrian Mountains - Jenny Hall (Trysor)
12.10 The Cwm Prysor uplands - Tudur Davies (ArcHeritage)
12.30 Lunch and discussion with speakers
13:30 ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE UPLANDS
Chair: John Griffith Roberts
13.30 Roman Roads in Snowdonia - David Hopewell (GAT)
13.55 Surveying and Presenting the Slate Industry - Louise Barker (RCAHMW)
14:20 Recent work at Dinas Emrys - Kathy Laws (National Trust)
15:15 Past human-environment interractions in Snowdonia: a story from the palaeo-environmental record - Tim Mighall (Aberdeen University)
15:45 The Bronaber Ranges - Bob Johnston (Sheffield University)
16:15 Lives in the landscape: the complex archaeology of the Gwynedd hills from above - Toby Driver (RCAHMW).
16:45 close of dayschool
Please note: the dayschool will be conducted bilingually with simultaneous translation facilities provided.