Introducing a Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales





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The Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales was begun in 2001 by the archaeological community in Wales. Fifteen years on the Framework is undergoing its second review to identify key questions still to be answered and evaluate the achievements already made. The conference brings together all those with an interest in developing and evaluating the knowledge base for archaeology in Wales, as well as those wanting to learn more about their area of interest.

The conference focuses on a series of themed workshops and breakout sessions to stimulate discussion, and incorporate knowledge and understanding into the final research framework objectives for key themes and periods. Some of the draft papers for the research theme updates are already available here - and more will follow.

Participants are encouraged to read these along with the current research objectives ahead of the conference to facilitate lively discussion of the key sites, latest research in the subject area, areas for further work and impact of research. You can also post comments on the website blog, the Facebook page, Twitter @ArchRefWales or email to

The conference will take place over two days on 26th and 27th November, at Bangor University, an agenda can be found here.

Follow the link through to book tickets or make a donation, you can pay by card or cheque (choose the option on the payment page).

The Research Framework for Wales is run by volunteers from all parts of the archaeological community in Wales. As part of the update we are hoping to refresh the website with more up-to-date functionality and make the information more accessible to everyone, among other things. We would be very grateful for any donations that will contribute to the costs of these initiatives.

We thank all the theme coordinators for their time so far and for the support of Bangor University in the organising and hosting of the conference and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Bangor!