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, discovering
past landscapes 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 research framework.
Since the start it has been recognised that any framework
for research must be regularly reviewed and updated and we
are currently undertaking the third review. By 2023, we hope
to have completed this and the final review documents will
be available on this website. Before that we will have many
opportunities for people to engage with the review and pass
comment and suggest additional information. These opportunities
will be advertised on our news page and on social media, so
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of an early Bronze Age cist burial at Fan Foel, Carmarthenshire,
in June 2004.
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