If you stretch your mind back to 2011 you will hopefully remember Matt Austin, then a recent Cardiff graduate and supervisor on the dig.
Nearly three years later and Matt is now a PhD student at Reading University and a prolific archaeological blogger. As part of his on-line activities Matt recently contributed to a volume on Blogging Archaeology in which he says some nice thing about this site:
Other important types of blogs are those which are attached to academic research projects. Cardiff University’s community excavation, ‘Cosmeston Archaeology’, was a good example of this (Forward and Nicholas 2011-2013). As well as offering updates on the excavations and their wider context, the blog also published guest posts by the student excavators, many of which offered humorous takes on excavation life…(e.g. Madge 2011). The excavations were well received by the public, and the blog gave them a way to pursue further information and keep up to date with the project. Two enterprising students even created a film about the excavations…, which was fully integrated into the blog (Durbin and Barrett 2011).
(Austin 2014: 11-12)
The book is COMPLETELY FREE, so please take the time to read the rest of Matt’s excellent contribution (and indeed the whole book).
Austin, M. 2014. ‘Archaeological Blogging and Engagement’. In Rocks-Macqueen, D. and Webster, C. (eds.). ‘Blogging Archaeology’. Landward Research. pp.9-19.