130 at Third Age lecture
One hundred and thirty members of the History and Archaeology section of the
Shrewsbury branch of The University of the Third Age turned out to hear David Vaughan talk about CPAT it's structure and the work it undertakes. Covering both its Heritage Management and Field Services sections, the talk included images and data from its flagship excavations, including those at
Dyffryn Lane and
Sarn y Bryn Caled.
This fired the imagination of the audience, who asked some very pertinent and at times provocative questions. The day concluded with a synopsis of the current state of archaeology and how it increasingly operates alongside economic development and planning control, and the battery of scientifically-advanced techniques employed in this modern, commercial environment. The talk was being used by U3A to develop its future history and archaeology syllabus.