Five Mile Lane
The excavations at Five Mile Lane, just outside Barry, uncovered a previously unknown multi-period landscape which has been used in a multitude of ways since humans ﬁrst settled the Vale of Glamorgan.
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 about the project to learn more.
You can also explore the project using our interactive StoryMap - see where the sites were and what was found!
Publications and Articles
The importance of disseminating our archaeological findings both to the academic community and a wider audience cannot be overstated. In many instances, making the excavation results available to the general public is one of our final obligations to our clients. Other forms of community engagement, such as lectures or presentations, may suffice for smaller projects – but sometimes the archaeology is significant enough to merit more detailed discussion in published books or monographs. Rubicon Heritage has contributed to many such publications and articles over the years. We look forward to assisting you with your publication needs in the future.