Astrid Caseldine BSc

Honorary Research Fellow & Lecturer 

Lampeter

Tel: (+44) 01570 424740
E-mail: a.caseldine@uwtsd.ac.uk

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Teaching, research.

Environmental Archaeologist for Wales, funded by Cadw, and part-time Lecturer at Lampeter 1987-2014.

Somerset Levels Project Palaeoenvironmentalist based at the University of Exeter 1979-1986.

Council British Archaeology Wales/Cymru

Quaternary Research Association

Association for Environmental Archaeology

Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee

My academic interests focus on the study of past environments, particularly through the use of  pollen analysis and plant macrofossil analysis, and I contribute teaching to the following undergraduate modules:

Palaeo-environmental Archaeology

Bioarchaeology 

My research interests, which have resulted in a number of publications, include the following:

  • Environmental change during the Holocene.
  • The impact of human activity on the environment and human response to environmental change.
  • Wetland archaeology and environments.
  • The beginning of agriculture and changes in agricultural practices in Wales.
  • The use of wild plant resources.
  • The identification of evidence for other activities, such as industrial and ritual activities, in the palaeoenvironmental record.

My expertise lies in the reconstruction of past environments using palynology, plant macrofossil analysis, wood and charcoal identification.

Caseldine, A. E. 2015 Environmental Change and Archaeology in Wales: Developments over the Last Three Decades- A Retrospective View. Archaeology in Wales 54, 3-14.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths C.J. 2015 Archaeobotanical Evidence, in J. Meek, Investigations at the Deserted Village at St Ishmael, Carmarthenshire. Archaeology in Wales 54, 103-105.

Murphy, K., Caseldine, A.E., Barker, L., Fielding, S., Burrow, S. and Carlsen, S. 2014 Mesolithic human and animal footprints at Lydstep Haven, Pembrokeshire, 2010: the environmental context. Archaeologia Cambrensis 163, 23-41.

Caseldine, A.E. 2013 Pollen evidence from burial 3, in Murphy, K. and Murphy, F., The excavation of two Bronze Age round barrows at Pant y Butler, Llangoedmor, Ceredigion, 2009-10. Archaeologia Cambrensis 162, 50-53.

Caseldine, A.E. 2013 Pollen evidence, in Schlee, D., The excavation of Fan round barrow, near Talsarn, Ceredigion, 2010-11.  Archaeologia Cambrensis 162, 94-99.

Caseldine, A.E. 2013 Pollen analysis at Craig y Dullfan and Banc Wernwgan and other recent palaeoenvironmental studies in Wales. Archaeologia Cambrensis 162, 275-307.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2013 Charred plant remains and charcoal, in Murphy, K. and Murphy, F., The excavation of two Bronze Age round barrows at Pant y Butler, Llangoedmor, Ceredigion, 2009-10. Archaeologia Cambrensis 162, 53-59.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2013 Palaeoenvironmental evidence, in Hughes, G. and Murphy, K., Fan Foel round barrow, Mynydd Du, South Wales: archaeological excavation and palaeoenvironmental analysis, 2002-04. Archaeologia Cambrensis 162, 125-135.

Caseldine, A.E. and Murphy, K. 2013 Discussion, in Hughes, G. and Murphy, K., Fan Foel round barrow, Mynydd Du, South Wales: archaeological excavation and palaeoenvironmental analysis, 2002-04. Archaeologia Cambrensis 162, 137-139.

Caseldine, A., Griffiths, C. and Druce, D., with contributions by S. Timpany 2013 The botanical evidence from Redwick, in Bell, M. (ed.), The Bronze Age in the Severn Estuary. CBA Research Report 172, 95-129.

Bell, M., Allen, S., Foster, J. Brunning, R., Nayling, N., Jones, T., Caseldine, A., Griffiths, C., Woodward, A. and Allen, J. 2013 Wood and other artefacts from Peterstone, in Bell, M. (Ed.), The Bronze Age in the Severn Estuary. CBA Research Report 172, 191-223.

Brown, A., Caseldine, A. and Griffiths, C. 2013 Pollen and plant macrofossils from Peterstone, in Bell, M. (ed.), The Bronze Age in the Severn Estuary. CBA Research Report 172, 224-242.

Caseldine, A.E., Griffiths, C.J. and Bale, R.J. 2013 Charred plant remains and charcoal identifications from trial excavations on large ring-ditches, in Britnell, W.J. and Jones, N.W., Large late Neolithic and early Bronze Age ring-ditches in Wales. Archaeologia Cambrensis 161 (2012), 183-189.

Hankinson, R., Grant, I., Jones, N., Britnell, W.J., Besly, E., Webster, P.V., Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2013 Roman coin hoard and enclosure at Jamesford, near Montgomery. Archaeologia Cambrensis 161 (2012), 233-248.

Caseldine, A.E., Griffiths, C.J. and Crowther, J. 2013 Palaeoenvironmental investigations, in Page, N., Hughes, G., Jones, R. and Murphy, K., Excavations at Erglodd, Llangynfelyn, Ceredigion: prehistoric/Roman lead smelting site and medieval trackway. Archaeologia Cambrensis 161 (2012), 313-343.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2013 Environmental evidence, in Smith, G., The Bryn Gwyn Stone Circle, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey. Archaeology in Wales 52, 32-33.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2013 Archaeobotanical evidence, in Murphy, K. and Mytum, H., Excavations at Troedyrhiw Enclosure, Ceredigion 2005. Archaeology in Wales 52, 62-66.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2013 Charred plant remains, in Grant, I. and Jones, N.W., The Investigation of   Two Roundhouses within Moel-y-Gaer Hillfort, Llantysilio, Denbighshire. Archaeology in Wales 52, 50-52

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2013 Charred plant remains, in Jones, N.W., Hankinson, R. and Grant, I., The Excavation and Survey of Two Early Medieval Cemeteries in North-East Wales. Archaeology in Wales 52, 84-87.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2012 Archaeobotanical evidence, in Murphy, K. and Mytum, H., Iron Age Enclosed Settlements in West Wales. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 78, 283-288 & 295-298. 309-310.

Grant, I., Jones, N.W. and Caseldine, A.E. 2012 Penycloddiau cairn, Flintshire: archaeological excavations 2008-9. Archaeology in Wales 51, 45-50.

 Caseldine, A. and Griffiths, C. 2012 Environmental evidence, in Smith, G., Re-assessment of two hillforts in north Wales: Pen-y-Dinas, Llandudno and Caer Seion. Conwy. Archaeology in Wales 51, 72-75.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2011 Charred plant remains, in Jones, N. Roman-British settlement at Plas Coch, Wrexham: excavations 1994-96. Archaeologia Cambrensis 160, 95-105.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2011 Charred plant remains and charcoal from West Angle Bay, in Groom, P., Schlee, D., Hughes, G., Crane, P., Ludlow, N. and Murphy, K., Two early medieval cemeteries in Pembrokeshire: Brownslade barrow and West Angle Bay. Archaeologia Cambrensis 160, 177-182.

Caseldine, A.E. 2010 The military impact on the environment and economy, in Burnham, B.C. and Davies, J.L. (Eds.), Roman Frontiers in Wales and the Marches. Aberystwyth, Royal Commission on the Ancient and historical Monuments of Wales, 147-157.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2010 Charred plant remains and charcoal, in Gibson, A. Excavation and Survey at Dyffryn Lane Henge Complex, Powys, and a Reconsideration of the Dating of Henges. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 76, 241-242.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2010 Environmental evidence, in Crane, P. and Murphy, K., The excavation of a coastal promontory fort at Porth y Rhaw, Solva, Pembrokeshire 1995-98. Archaeological Cambrensis 159, 86-89.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2009 Charcoal and charred plant remains, in Jones, N.W., Womaston Neolithic causewayed enclosure, Powys: survey and excavation 2008. Archaeologia Cambrensis 158, 31-34.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J. 2009 Charred plant remains, charcoal, and pollen analysis, in   Jones, N.W., Meusydd timber circles and ring-ditch, Llanrhaedr-ym-Mochnant, Powys: excavation and survey, 2007. Archaeologia Cambrensis 158 (2009), 59-63.

Caseldine, A.E. and Griffiths, C.J., 2007 The Environment and Economy at Skenfrith Castle, in Evans, P., Trott, K and Pannett, A., Excavations at Skenfrith Castle. Archaeologia Cambrensis, 156, 73-122.

Bell, M., Caseldine, A.E., Norris-Hill, J. and Thomas, D. 2007 Investigations at Melyd Avenue, Prestatyn, in Armour-Chelu, Bell, M., Brayshay, B., Britnell, W.J., Cameron, N., Caseldine, A.E., Dresser, P.Q., Fancourt, E., Gonzalez, S., Healey, E., Johnson, S., Norris-Hill, J., Schulting, R. and Thomas, D., Shell middens and their environment at Prestatyn, north Wales, in Bell, M. Prehistoric Coastal Communities: The Mesolithic in Western Britain.  CBA Research Report 149, 305-306, CD20.38-CD20.44.

Brayshay, B. and Caseldine, A.E. 2007 Pollen Analysis, in Bell, M., Prehistoric Coastal Communities: The Mesolithic in Western Britain, CBA Research Report 149, 287-295, CD20.17-CD20.20.

Caseldine, A.E. 2007 Plant macrofossil analysis, in Bell, M., Prehistoric Coastal Communities: The Mesolithic in Western Britain. CBA Research Report 149. 295-296

Caseldine, A. 2007 Report on plant macrofossils from Melyd Avenue, Prestatyn, in Bell, M., Prehistoric Coastal Communities: The Mesolithic in Western Britain. CBA Research Report 149, CD 20.41, 20.42.

Caseldine, A. 2006 The environment and deserted rural settlements in Wales: potential and possibilities for palaeoenvironmental studies, in Roberts, K., Lost Farmsteads: Deserted Rural Settlements in Wales. CBA Research Report 148, 133-149

Hankinson, R and Caseldine A. 2006 Short dykes in Powys and their origins. The Royal Archaeological Institute 163, 264-69.