Exploring the prehistoric site of Caerfai Camp before it’s lost to coastal erosion
Caerfai Promontory Fort is a Scheduled Monument and one of St David’s peninsula’s most identifiable prehistoric landmarks, but so little is known about its history and construction
Working alongside CHERISH, volunteers from across Pembrokeshire will be led by a team from DigVentures to excavate, characterise and date aspects of the fort and its immediate environs.
The monument and the isthmus which it is situated on is at risk from coastal and terrestrial erosion as well as adverse vegetation growth. All of the information gained from the dig will feed into an active approach to conservation management being undertaken by Cadw, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (PCNPA), the National Trust (NT) and the CHERISH Project.
The two-week excavation (taking place from 2nd – 16th September) is also open for everyone to join in. Both adults and children can join the archaeological team, learning how to investigate a nationally important piece of history while also helping to reveal new details about the Promontory fort at the heart of Pembrokeshire and St Davids’ prehistoric coastline.