Rubicon are delighted to be able to share the results of our work at Five Mile Lane, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan in the form of an accessible eBook and an interactive StoryMap!
The excavations were conducted in 2017 and 2018 by Red River Archaeology Group and uncovered a previously unknown multi-period landscape which has been used in a multitude of ways since humans ﬁrst settled the Vale of Glamorgan.
Please follow the links below to learn more!
The investigations were undertaken by Red River Archaeology Group (consisting of Rubicon Heritage Services and Red River Archaeology) in advance of the A4226 Five Mile Lane Improvement Scheme. The works were funded by Vale of Glamorgan Council and the main contractor for the scheme was Alun Griffiths. Thanks are due to Capita and Cotswold Archaeology, consultants to the Council for the project, and to Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust, the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff University for their assistance and support during the project.
From a ceremonial and funerary landscape in the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods, through to farming in the Iron Age and being part of a wealthy Roman farmstead, to a Medieval burial ground which reused the earlier burial mound, and ﬁnally to the post-medieval agricultural landscape we see today, the archaeologists were able to trace the development of this swathe of land, uncovering many surprises along the way.
Please read our eBook to discover more about the project!
The eBook was written by Rachel Morgan with contributions from Dave Gilbert, Rose Calis, Vicky Rees and Siobhan Sinnott. The eBook was produced and illustrated by Jonathan Millar.
You can also explore the project using our interactive StoryMap - see where the sites were and what was found!
The StoryMap was created using content and images gathered and created initially for the eBook. It was produced by Jonathan Millar and edited by Rachel Morgan and Dave Gilbert.
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