Introducing a Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales

 

 

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INTRODUCTION

Wales needs to know about its past. Understanding a culture’s history is vital to its continuing growth and development and archaeologists in Wales have been contributing to this for some two centuries, unearthing sites and seeking to interpret what they may tell us. But the past still holds many secrets, and understanding of the buildings, monuments and landscapes of Wales must continue to advance. This website contains the research framework that identifies some of the key questions still to be answered and evaluates the achievements already made.

In 2001 the archaeological community in Wales embarked on the challenge of producing the framework. Since the start it has been recognised that any framework for research must be regularly reviewed and updated so in 2009 we started on the first major review of the framework. The final documents of this first review are now starting to be produced and will be posted on this website as they become available.

 


 

The excavation of an early Bronze Age cist burial at Fan Foel, Carmarthenshire, in June 2004. ©Dyfed Archaeological Trust

The excavation of an early Bronze Age cist burial at Fan Foel, Carmarthenshire, in June 2004.
©Dyfed Archaeological Trust