South Glamorgan's Heritage
South Glamorgan's Heritage. Hard back, 144 pages, Illustrated B&W/Colour, 17.5cm x 24.5cm.
This lavishly illustrated volume presents a balanced account of the significant developments using tangible surviving evidence from all parts of the county. From the first farmers 5000 years ago up to World War 1 this offers a fascinating insight into South Glamorgan.
- Introduction:Ruins in a landscape,
- Early pre-history: Farming and technology,
- A Celtic world and the Roman province,
- The medieval period: Darkness & enlightenment,
- The early modern age: Reorientation & rebuilding,
- The industrial ere: Coal, steel, sail & steam,
- Conservation: Guarding your heritage,
- Rescue archaeology: Cardiff & the east,
- Rescue archaeology: Cowbridge and the west,
- Rescue archaeology: Barry & the south,
- The Medieval village of Cosmeston: A future for your past,
- Sites to visit Select bibliography List of subscriber.
On the inside sleeve:
South Glamorgan is a comparatively new county situated within an extremely rich and historic setting. Much of it's present character and landscape is a direct product of mans impact over many thousands of years. This lavishly illustrated volume presents a balanced account of the significant developments using tangible surviving evidence from all parts of the county. It begins with the impact of the first farmers some 5,000 years ago during the so-called New Stone Age, and traces events through until the great war of 1914-1918. This is followed by a summary of the numerous exciting and important discoveries made through rescue archaeology over the past decade...