A Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales

National Seminar Paper, 4th September 2004 – Later Bronze Age and Iron Age



A draft Research Agenda for Later Prehistory


This brief paper attempts to synthesize common threads running through the regional papers presented at a series of seminars in the autumn of 2002. Underlying themes are evident in both the existing knowledge and the gaps within our understanding. Regional variation is evident and any research agenda should operate against the background of these regional differences and if necessary, target specific regional issues.


Throughout the process it is evident that there are issues which will move the subject forward but are more contextual than thematic.

















Land use




Ritual and burial




Natural Resources








Material Culture




Processes of Change



















Paper prepared by Fiona Gale (Denbighshire County Council) 30th August 2004


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