“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. This project has now come to an end, the result being fantastic interactive interpretation at the Black Mountain Quarries near Brynaman. I was lucky enough to be involved with quite a lot of this project, worked with some fantastic local volunteers and organised and coordinated some very fun events during my time with Dyfed Archaeological Trust. Unfortunately due to the hectic nature of the CALCH project, I was unable to post much during my time with the Trust.
From the end of the CALCH project I worked for a few weeks as part of Dyfed Archaeological Trust’s field services team, working on an excavation in Ceredigion and on some report writing for previously completed fieldwork projects. I have since been offered an exciting new local job on a project which will be both exciting and unique within the area. I really cannot wait, and hope to be able to share with you more information on this new venture as soon as possible.
At the moment I have taken some time off over the festive season in order to catch up with life. During this time I hope to write some of the articles I meant to write over the past 11 months, and I hope you will enjoy them when they go live. I’m hoping to write a whole series of tongue-in-cheek articles about the BBC series Atlantis of which I have become quite the fan.
Please stay tuned and don’t hesitate to contact me (HollyMae Steane Price) with any queries you may have regarding the CALCH project or the archaeology I mention on this site (firstname.lastname@example.org).