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Pembrokeshire Coast Archaeology Day 2020 – Full event available online

7 November

The 18th Annual Archaeology Day Conference took place on 07 November 2020 in a virtual format on the Archaeology Day YouTube channel. The full event, including the sessions and associated videos can be viewed on this channel.

Hosted by Tomos Ll. Jones, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Stuart D. Berry, PLANED, the event included a morning and afternoon session. In addition, viewers were given the opportunity to take a guided walk of an Iron Age hillfort virtually at lunchtime.

The morning session focussed on broad issues currently relevant to the archaeology and heritage sector, including COVID-19, representation, migration and colonialism. In total the morning included four pre-recorded talks and included contributions from Tomos Ll. Jones, Community Archaeologist; Kathryn Laws, Archaeologist; John Ewart, DATRIS Coordinator; Rhowan Alleyne, Interpreter and Dr Simon Hancock, Historian. The session concluded with a live Q&A session with contributors answering questions and discussing their talks further.

Lunchtime provided an opportunity for viewers to take a virtual walk around Foel Drygarn, an Iron Age hillfort with three large cairns dating back to the Bronze Age situated on the top of the fort. While Tomos Ll. Jones, Community Archaeologist provided the archaeological background to the site, Carol Pearce, Storyteller imagined the potential life and experience of those who lived at the site during the Iron Age.

The afternoon session focussed on current archaeological research and projects in the National Park. Four pre-recorded talks were presented by Dr Toby Driver, Senior Aerial Investigator at the Royal Commission; Ken Murphy, Dyfed Archaeological Trust Director; Seán Vicary, Artist; Steve Knight, Software Developer and Prof Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of British Later Prehistory. The session concluded with a live Q&A session with contributors answering questions and discussing their talks further.

The event was provided free of charge this year, but donations have been encouraged to the National Park Trust.

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