WAS THE FRAMEWORK PRODUCED?
The first stage in developing the framework
involved four regional audits to identify existing knowledge
as reflected in published sources, grant-aided by Cadw and
undertaken by the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts. This was
followed by an assessment of current understanding and the
development of a research agenda to identify gaps. Regional
working groups were tasked with examining periods and themes.
When their findings were presented at seminars at Carmarthen,
Welshpool, Bangor and Cardiff the diversity of the participants
demonstrated that all sectors of Welsh archaeology were keen
to become involved, including private individuals and governmental,
educational, voluntary and commercial organisations. A seminar
at Aberystwyth in September 2004 considered the national agenda
for each of the periods and themes already outlined at a regional
level. The final stage was the research strategy, a prioritised
list of objectives that could be furthered by research.
How will the Framework
An aerial view
of the excavation of a late prehistoric settlement
at Parc Cybi, Ty Mawr, Holyhead ,Isle of Anglesey,
in the summer of 2007.
©Gwyneddd Archaeological Trust