To celebrate The Roman Society's centenary, and to commemorate the 1600th anniversary of the End of Roman Britain, Cardiff University and the Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association are hosting a two-day conference to explore the evidence for Roman continuity in western Britain in the 5th century.
A two-day Ancient Cremations workshop will be hosted by the Cardiff Osteoarchaeology Research Group Laboratory, and will encourage inter-school and cross-institutional communications by bringing together researchers, professionals, students and the public with an interest in ancient cremation and cremation ritual practices of the past.
Dr Vicki Szabo associate professor of history at Western Carolina University was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship based at the School of History and Archeology, Cardiff University. Vicki will be in Cardiff for four months working with Jacqui Mulville to continue creating a database for the identification of whale species from artifacts and examine historical whale-hunting patterns.
Jacqui Mulville is now a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Ambassador. STEM Ambassadors are inspiring role models to young people, switching their minds to the excitement and potential of STEM subjects and careers.
Steve Mills and Jacqui Mulville are part of a team awarded £129,293 from English Heritage for the Lyonesse Project.
Richard Madgwick, postgraduate researcher, and Jacqui Mulville have been awarded the equivalent of £16,200 by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee (NIGFSC) for analytical support.
Jacqui Mulville is leading a team that has been awarded Beacon for Wales funding for a project engaging young people in workshops to consider how future pets and farm animals will look.
Rare C18th chandelier returns to the church at Pennant Melangell after 300 hours of conservation at the School of History and Archaeology.
A fully funded PhD studentship has been awarded to the School as part of the Bristol University led project 'Changing Patterns of Marine Product Exploitation in Human Prehistory via Biomarker Proxies in Archaeological Pottery' with Richard Evershed as Principle Investigator.
Students from the School participated in a field trip to Cornwall, partly funded by the Cyril Fox fund, as a practical method for furthering their research, and a stimulus for discussing issues in conservation and heritage.
The Archaeology Festival 2009 held at Cardiff University in February hailed as a major success.
Cardiff Archaeologist Professor Alasdair Whittle and colleagues have won £610,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to study the first farmers in central Europe.