The Medieval period in East and North-East Wales

 

Bob Silvester

 

 

1a) Settlement and houses: higher-status sites
 
Strengths
·         depth of past and current research on stone and earthen castles

 

 

 

Weaknesses
·                                      insufficient study of sites in their setting

 

·                                      sparsity of detailed earthwork plans

 

·                                      little information on llysoedd

 

 

Research opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

1b) Settlement and houses: lower-status sites

 

Strengths

 

 

 

Weaknesses

 

 

 
 
Research opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

1c) Settlement and houses: urban areas

 

Strengths

 

 

 

Weaknesses

 

 

 

Research opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

2) Land use and enclosure

 

Strengths
 

 

Weaknesses

 

 

 

Research opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

3) Natural resources and industry
 
Strengths

 

 
Weaknesses
 
Research opportunities

·         preparation of a basic framework for medieval industry; an audit 

 

·         extensive study of those industries where physical remains still apparent

 

4) Coastal and waterway activity
 
Strengths

 

 

 

Weaknesses

 

 

Research opportunities

 

 

 

5) Religious archaeology

 

Strengths

 

 

 

 

Weaknesses

 

 

 

 

 

 
Research opportunities