Archaeology

Archaeology

Ffos-y-fran has a rich human history and we have taken care to make sure we can preserve the artefacts we have found and followed the necessary planning regulations, which are explained below:

Planning Regulations

The archaeology within the Ffos-y-fran land reclamation scheme is primarily subject to planning conditions 55 and 56. These planning conditions state that a programme of work must be submitted to and approved by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council prior to the commencement of any works on site and that Miller Argent are to employ an archaeologist who will undertake a watching brief in planned areas of excavations.

Archaeologists On Site

Mrs Elizabeth Dunning is the full time archaeologist at Ffos-y-fran and is responsible for co-ordinating all the archaeological work on the site. To help support her we have also commissioned a team from the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust to help carry out all the main exploration and recording of the works.

The majority of our archaeological investigations have now been completed at Ffos-y-fran. We have made some really interesting discoveries and our work was commended at the British Archaeological Awards in 2012. We are now entering the post excavation phase of the project, which involves archaeological  experts looking at all the collected data and artefacts that were found and reporting on their findings.

Archaeology award