IMG_20140924_094815I have received very good news about Project Eliseg. This is a collaborative project between Bangor University, the University of Chester, Llangollen Museum and Cadw. Project Eliseg is investigating the early ninth-century cross-shaft and base known as the Pillar of Eliseg, near Valle Crucis, Llangollen Denbighshire.  Following 3 field seasons in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the project is in the post-excavation stages.

Today I (bloke in purple shirt in office, bottom centre) had a serious and long project meeting via Skype with my Project Eliseg collaborators Professor Nancy Edwards (the white silhouette top-right), Dr Gary Robinson (the whippet on the sofa top-left). We learned that we have the opportunity to apply for funding to complete its post-excavation stages from Cadw.  If successful, we aim to put into practice an ambitious plan to bring together the post-excavation work on the project by February 2015, leading to the writing up of our project during the rest of that year.

To learn more about Project Eliseg, read my other recent posts, including:

  • here about the online public outreach of the project,
  • here about the monument’s landscape context,
  • here about the public lectures and
  • here about the post-excavation stages of the project
  • here about the new display of our discoveries in Llangollen Museum