Amateur archaeologists in the Vale of Glamorgan believe they have uncovered a lost medieval village. The Time Signs archaeology students made the discovery behind the railway viaduct at Porthkerry near Barry.
They are working with tutor Karl James Langford to prove his theory that the village of Whitelands existed. A house platform which forms part of the manor house has been found as well as big quantities of medieval pottery and evidence of other buildings.
When I was in England, I read about a dig near an ancient Benedictine monastery in Wales where they were
AN EARLY medieval brooch found in the remnants of a turf fire in a north Kerry range earlier this year, went on permanent display at the Kerry County Museum in Tralee last night.
The Martara brooch, was found in the grate of the range of Sheila and Pat Joe Edgeworth of Martara, Ballylongford last February.
Now, of course, the coolest part of this cool archaeology story is the brooch.
Look at that thing. Wow!
But can you spot the another excellently cool bit?
There are still turf fires in Ireland.
I'll leave you with this list of deeply offensive Irish jokes: