Archaeological Research Frameworks

Archaeological research frameworks have been developed for each region in England, funded by Historic England. These provide a framework for targeted archaeological research. CITiZAN is committed to working within the regional research frameworks and hopes to contribute to a shared understanding of our heritage in each of the regions.


Regional Research Agendas

North

North East

North West

Yorkshire and Humber

South East

Eastern counties

South East

Greater Thames Estuary

South West

Solent Thames

South West

Isles of Scilly

Thematic Research Agendas

Marine Environment

Palaeolithic

Mesolithic

Bronze Age

Iron Age


Regional Research Agendas

North

North East

Petts, D. and Gerrard, C. 2006. Shared Visions: North East Regional Research Framework for the Historic Environment. Durham: Durham County Council

http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/2013/NE-Research-Framework-for-the-Historic-Environment  

North West

Chitty, G., Brennand, M. and Nevell, M. 2006. The Archaeology of North West England: An archaeological research framework for the north west region volume 1: Resource assesment. Council for British Archaeology: Manchester

Brennand, M., Chitty, G. and Nevell, M.(eds.). 2007. Research and archaeology in North West England: An archaeological research framework for North West England volume 2: Research agenda and strategy

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/archaeology/arf/

Yorkshire and Humber

Roskams, S. and Whyman, M. 2007. Yorkshire archaeological research framework:rResearch agenda. Unpublished Report: English Heritage

https://www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/yorks-arch-res-framework-agenda/

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South East

Eastern Counties

Glazebrook, J. (eds.). 1997. Research and archaeology: a framework for the Eastern Counties, 1. Resource Assesment. The Scole Archaeological Committee for East Anglia: Norwich

Brown, N., and Glazebrook, J. 2000. Research and archaeology: a framework for the Eastern Counties, 2. research agenda and strategy. The Scole Archaeological Committee for East Anglia: Norwich

Medlycott, M. (eds.). 2011. Research and Archaeology revisited: a revised framework for the East of England. The Scole Archaeological Committee for East Anglia: Norwich

https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/revised-framework-east-of-england/

South East

The South East Research Framework Resource Assessment and Research Agenda is awaiting publication though several of the draft papers can be found at:

http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/history-and-heritage/south-east-research-framework

Greater Thames Estuary

Heppell, E. 2010. Update and Revision of the Archaeological Research Framework for the Greater Thames Estuary (1999). Essex County Council, Historic Environment Branch: Chelmsford

https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/greater-thames-estuary-res-framework-2010/

See also http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/gtrf_na_2011/overview.cfm

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South West

Solent Thames

Hey, G., and Hind, J. 2014. Solent Thames research framework for the Historic Environment: resource assesments and research agendas. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford

https://library.thehumanjourney.net/2597/

South West

Webster, C. (ed.). 2007. The archaeology of South West England: South West archaeological research framework resource assesment and research agenda. Sommerset Heritage Services: Taunton

http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/archives/hes/swarf/Index.htm

Isles of Scilly

Johns, C. 2012. Isles of Scilly Historic Environment Research Framework: resource assesment and research agenda. English Heritage: Truro

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/cornwall2-85996/downloads.cfm

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Thematic Research Agendas

Marine Environment

Ransley, J., Sturt, F., Dix, J., Adams, J., and Blue, L. (eds.) (2013) People and the Sea: A Maritime Archaeological Research Agenda for England, York, GB, Council for British Archaeology, 272pp. (Research Reports, 171).

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/mheresearch_eh_2011/index.cfm

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Palaeolithic

Pettitt, P., Gamble, C. and Last, J. (eds.) 2008. Resarch and conservation framework for the British Palaeolithic.

https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/research-and-conservation-framework-for-british-palaeolithic/ 

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Mesolithic

Blinkhorn, E. and Milner, N. 2013. Developing a Mesolithic research and conservation framework. Resource assesment. University of York: York

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-1632-1/dissemination/pdf/Resource_Assessment_2013-10-05.pdf

Blinkhorn, E. and Milner, N. (eds.). 2014. Mesolithic research and conservation framework. Council for British Archaeology: York

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-1632-1/dissemination/pdf/MRF_complete.pdf

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Bronze Age

Last, J. (ed.). 2008. Creating a research agenda for the Bronze Age in Britain. The Bronze Age Review volume 1. British Museum

https://www.britishmuseum.org/pdf/BAR1_2008_4_Last_c.pdf

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Iron Age

Haselgrove, C., Armit, I., Champion, T. C., Creighton, J., Gwilt, A., Hill, J. D., Hunter, F. and Woodward, A. 2001. Understanding the British Iron Age: An agenda for action - a report for the Iron Age research seminar and Council of the Prehistoric Society. The Trust for Wessex Archaeology: Salisbury

http://www.personal.reading.ac.uk/~lascretn/IAAgenda.htm

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