East and Northeast Wales Archaeological Research Assessment Seminar
to be held at Powys County Council Offices, Welshpool on Saturday, 26th October 2002
Following the successful IFA Cymru conference at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in August 2001, a Steering Group was established to promote the development of a research framework for the archaeology and historic environment of Wales. It was decided to begin the exercise by holding four regional research assessment seminars in Carmarthen, Welshpool, Bangor, and Cardiff. The objective of these seminars will be to interrogate and interpret the archaeological resource in order to evaluate strengths, weaknesses and biases in the record. This will be used to inform the development of a research agenda and strategy for the archaeology and historic environment of Wales. The day seminar at Welshpool will be period and thematic based and will cover the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Powys, Wrexham and the eastern part of Conwy (i.e. the former counties of Clwyd and Powys). Papers will be presented on:-
Environmental archaeology in east and northeast Wales
Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of east and northeast Wales
Neolithic and earlier Bronze Age of east and northeast Wales
Later Bronze Age and Iron Age of east and northeast Wales
Romano-British east and northeast Wales
Early Medieval east and northeast Wales
Medieval east and northeast Wales
Post medieval and industrial east and northeast Wales
Maritime archaeology in east and northeast Wales
The papers will be prepared and presented by recognised specialists in their field within east and northeast Wales who will be supported by small teams or working groups. Papers will be circulated via email prior to the seminar and will also be available on the day. The presentations will be brief, illustrated summaries of these papers and will allow ample time for discussion about ways of addressing the major gaps in our knowledge. It is then intended to revise the texts and circulate them via the internet as a series of acrobat files that can be viewed and printed off in their original form. The edited research assessment papers would then contribute to subsequent Pan-Wales seminars and the development of an agenda and strategy for the whole of Wales.
There is no charge for the seminar. If you wish to attend the seminar please complete the enclosed booking form and return it to Jeff Spencer at the address below by 18th October. Late bookings may not receive the pre-circulated papers.
If you require further information about the east and northeast Wales seminar or about the other regional seminars please contact Jeff Spencer at:
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, 7a Church St, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7DL.
Tel: 01938 553670 Fax: 01938 552179
A summary of the CPAT Resource Audit can be found at: http://www.cpat.org.uk/projects/longer/research/index.htm