One fine day in Cardiff: the CAER Heritage Project
This film from the AHRC unveils a community archaeology project that is bringing the past to life to enhance the future of two West Cardiff suburbs.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the CAER Heritage Project is a collaborative research project between Cardiff University, Ely and Caerau Communities First, local schools and local residents. The project centres on one of Cardiff’s most important, but little-known, archaeological sites, Caerau Iron Age hillfort.
This film takes us from the project’s launch event in early 2013, to this summer’s excavations at Caerau hillfort. Along the way, we meet some of the researchers, members of the community, community partners, and school children who have been involved in this exciting project that is putting community at the heart of archaeology, and archaeology at the heart of a community.