“Heritage is not just about sticks and stones. It’s about things making sense to people, part of the accumulated culture of their communities.” – John Yates


I started writing this blog during my Institute for Archaeologists workplace learning placement as a Trainee Heritage Officer at the Brecon Beacons National Park from October 2012 to September 2013. Due to the blog’s success and popularity during this time I decided to continue writing about my archaeological explorations, some of which will cover work I do in my job and others will investigate my own out-of-work archaeological interests.

On the 6th January 2014 I started a job as the Community Archaeologist for the CALCH project. I am currently based at Dyfed Archaeological Trust and I’ll be blogging about the Trust’s investigations into the lime industry of the Black Mountain. There are a lot of exciting events coming up over the next few months leading to the end of the CALCH project (October) and I will be posting about upcoming projects and volunteer opportunities as well as reports on what work has been done on the mountain thus far (please see my existing CALCH blog posts from previous work).

Please stay tuned and don’t hesitate to contact me (HollyMae Steane Price) with any queries you may have regarding the CALCH project (hsp.heritage@yahoo.co.uk).

17 thoughts on “About

  1. Ronnie

    It does sound like a wonderful job, look forward to more!
    They must have thought your ‘various’ over use was some how appropriate :)

  2. ritaroberts

    Hello, Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. Your ” About Me ” sounds wonderful. I know the Brecon Beacons well as I used to live in Knighton Powy’s. Have you been to Lyme Regis where its great for fossils. Enjoy your job.

    1. hspheritage Post author

      No problem! The Brecon Beacons is a wonderful place – I’m so lucky to be working here! Yes, been to Lyme Regis a couple of times and have spent many a day searching for fossils on the Isle of Wight… I LOVE it!

      Looking forward to reading your blogs when I get some time!

      Take care

  3. Raj

    Yes looks like a great Job Just think of us behind a computer most of the day only dreaming about working outside! Good luck and keep blogging with some more interesting outdoor stuff!

  4. Ajaytao2010

    Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

  5. Judy

    This does sound wonderful!! I wanted to be an archaeologist when I was young and the appeal of that type of work has never left me. In the 7th grade I was on a dig in Virginia where they had to move a drovers tavern back some 500 ft or so to make way for a road. We found lots of interesting Civil War artifacts and the thing said to be unexpected was that we found Union and Confederate uniform buttons there when there was no record of both armies being at that location. But, it was a drover’s tavern so who knows who did come by. It was great fun!! I have a cousin who participated in many digs in Europe, primarily she did the architectural drawings.
    So best to you on a wonderful and interesting journey to the past, present and future..much to learn.

    1. hspheritage Post author

      It is fantastic though unfortunately generally very poorly paid, but I love it!

      That sounds like a fascinating place to dig! I love how archaeology can shed light on gaps in history.

      I will be posting about my future journeys :)

  6. Jonathan Caswell

    I have Welsh blood on my Dad’s side and an interest in what you are doing…thank you also for following my blog, BY THE MIGHTY MUMFORD. Not too many poems on archaeology lately…hmmm, let me think!!!!! :)

    1. hspheritage Post author

      Yes! Write some archaeology poetry (and I suggest you look up Gruff Rhys’ ‘Court of King Arthur for some rhyme inspiration in that department!).

      Thanks for dropping by :)


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