WALES (1100 - 1539)
Despite the number of documents and standing buildings,
there is still much to be understood from archaeology about
settlement and land use, territory, communications and the
relative impact of economic and climatic factors.
The following are extracts/summaries of the key priorities
identified for the period. For the full text, click on the
All Wales Final Document link below.
Settlement - Deeper,
more intensive studies of secular settlement sites of
different status together with their landscapes are needed,
including excavation and environmental work.
Land use - There is
need for better identification of land use in the Middle
Ages, including the testing of current assumptions about
function and date.
Industry - There is
a lack of coherent knowledge of the locations, products
and markets of medieval industries in Wales.
Carreg Cennen Castle,
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The excavated remains
of Llys Rhosyr, Isle of Anglesey.
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fields, knowm as The Vile, Gower, Swansea.
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