Principal investigator: Mark Redknap
Level: External project (UK only)
Current research projects focus on early medieval and medieval Wales, in particular the archaeology and material culture of the early medieval fortified settlements of Llangorse crannog (Powys) and Llanbedrgoch (Anglesey). Also cataloguing and researching the archaeological evidence for specific classes of early medieval, medieval and early modern artefact.
Current projects include:
1. a corpus of early medieval weapons from Wales (including sword pommel caps); 2. a survey and catalogue of pilgrim badges and souvenirs found in Wales; 3. early medieval metalwork rom Wales(currently completing a catalogue of ringed pins from Wales, and papers on metalwork as indicators of activity in early medieval Wales); 4. an illustrated catalogue of medieval and Renaissance jewellery from Wales (including pre-PAS examples), and analysis of their context and significance.
Specialisms include ceramics (AD 400-1550); medieval boats and maritime archaeology; medieval & post-medieval artefacts.
Early medieval, medieval, maritime, ships, guns, metalwork, inscribed stones, stone sculpture, ivories, jewellery, pilgrim badges, ampullae, ceramics, Egyptian collections, Greek collections, late Roman, Frankish, Carolingian, crannogs, Vikings, treasure.