Events & Activities


CAER Friends – Group Meeting and Talk (04 November; 06 January; 03 March)

New bi-monthly meeting starting in November to include talks about local history and archaeology. The first meeting on 04 November will be a chance to catch up with the latest news about the Caerau Excavations from Olly Davis. Stay afterwards for a tea/coffee and a chat. The meeting will take place in The Dusty Forge Centre, Cowbridge Road West, Ely, 6.30pm-8pm (for location details see here)

Cardiff Archaeology Society Talk (21 November)

CAER Heritage Project’s Olly Davis is giving a talk to the Cardiff Archaeological Society on 21 November 2013 about the project and the latest findings.  The talk will take place at 7.15pm in Cardiff University’s Main Building, Small Lecture Theatre (for locations details see here)

Cardiff Archaeological Society run bi-weekly talks and the full programme for 2013-14 can be found here

Peace 75 Festival (30 November)

Who do you think you are?  Explore your own peace story with top tips on finding out about your local history.  What examples of peace might you find in your family history, village or town? How have the residents of Cardiff experienced conflict, resolution and peace in the Past? Come and join the debate, get involved, or just find out more with the CAER Heritage Project and the Glamorgan Archives.

The CAER Heritage Project will be at this festival celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Temple of Peace and Health in Cardiff. The Temple was built as a memorial to people who gave their lives in the First World War.  In keeping with the Temple’s origins, this festival is a celebration of Wales’ contribution to peace and an opportunity for people to explore what peace means to them (All day from 11.00-4.00pm, Marble Hall, Temple of Peace – see here for full programme)


Digging Caerau’s Finds (Starting 07 November)

A free, accredited, Live Local Learn Local Adult Learners Course for over 18s (through Cardiff Univserity’s Centre for Lifelong Learning).  Learn how to process and analyse the finds from the Digging Caerau excavations (Sessions run on Thursdays 12-3pm from 07 November to 12 December – Limited places available. For further details of how to book your place please contact Mandy on 02920 876182)


Wet sieving Caerau Hillfort soil samples (Starting 04 November)

Wet sieving is a process using water to wash soil through very fine-mesh sieves to recover small seeds and plant remains which will also tell us more about the diets and everyday lives of the prehistoric occupants of Caerau Hillfort.  We will be undertaking wet sieving of samples we took from Caerau in the summer at St Fagans in November (from 4th-22nd) – if you’d like to get involved please contact Olly on 02920 875610

HEART of Cardiff (running November 2013 to March 2014)

Want to get outside and appreciate your natural (and historic!) environment? Over the next few months we’ll be trialling some new heritage walks around Caerau and Ely – if you’d like to join us on the walks or get involved investigating some of the historic places around where you live, contact Olly on 02920 875610

Build An Iron-Age Village (From March 2014 – exact date TBC)

A unique opportunity to help build a real reconstructed Iron Age village alongside heritage professionals and archaeologists. Work as a team and learn Iron Age building crafts as part of this accredited course for over 18s where you can be a part of the creation of the new Bron Eryr Celtic village at St Fagans Museum

Like more details or to get involved? Contact the CAER Heritage Project team by filling in the form below or tel 02920 875610 and ask to speak to Olly