Conference: DARGANFOD – DISCOVERY, a celebration of new archaeological research in Wales on Saturday 4th April 2020



Cambrian Archaeological Association

in association with Cardiff University



a celebration of new archaeological research in Wales

Saturday 4th April 2020

All bookings must be received by Friday 20th March 2020

Cardiff University, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff CF10 3EU


Join us for a day dedicated to fascinating recent work on the archaeology of Wales and the Marches! This is the first of a new series of biennial conferences which will showcase work supported by the Cambrian Archaeological Association Research Fund.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof Mike Parker Pearson: The origins of Stonehenge: the bluestones and Preseli
  • Dr Oliver Davis and Prof Niall Sharples: Excavations at Caerau Hillfort, Cardiff, 2012-19: from the Neolithic to the Normans
  • Prof Gary Lock: Moel y Gaer, Bodfari, a small hillfort in the Clwydians, Denbighshire
  • Adam Gwilt and Ken Murphy: An Iron Age chariot burial in Pembrokeshire: recent treasure finds, excavations and museum engagements
  • Dr Toby Driver and Dr Jeffrey L Davies: The Romano-British villa at Abermagwr, Ceredigion: rarity and innovation at the most remote Roman villa in Wales
  • Dr Andy Seaman: Hillforts and power in post-Roman Wales: a GIS-enabled analysis of Dinas Powys
  • Dr Alan Lane: The Llangorse Crannog: a short-lived Welsh royal site of the Viking Age

Early career academic and independent researchers will also talk about their work. Abstracts of talks and the timetable of the day will be published here shortly. The day is expected to begin at 9.30 and finish by 5pm.

Conference fee: £28 (£26 for CAA members) which includes lunch and refreshments. Student tickets at £10, without food or tea/coffee, are also available. Tickets must be booked in advance. All are welcome.

To register, please download and print the booking form on this link and send it, with a cheque, to Dr Rhiannon Comeau at 21 Ulleswater Road, Southgate, London N14 7BL. Alternatively you can book by credit or debit card on Eventbrite – the link is here. Please note that Eventbrite bookings are subject to a booking charge, which will be added to the ticket price at checkout. 

Any enquiries should be emailed to Dr Comeau at