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Towards a Research Agenda for Welsh Archaeology

Proceedings of the IFA Wales/Cymru Conference, Aberystwyth 2001

C. Stephen Briggs


The aim of the conference hosted by IFA Wales/Cymru Group was to stimulate debate on a national research strategy for Welsh archaeology. The result was two intensive days of discussion by archaeologists representing all aspects of Welsh archaeology on themes ranging from the need for research frameworks and the organization of Welsh archaeology to initial thoughts regarding what the priorities might be. The 26 papers published here from the conference cover all topical buzzwords in research agenda development – ‘sustainability’, ‘social inclusion’, ‘joined up thinking’, and ‘sense of place’. As a result, the volume informs and stimulates constructive debates at all levels – from grass-roots to national.