Cyngor Archaeoleg Brydeinig
Council for British Archaeology
** Online Information for Archaeology in Wales **
This page contains links to web sites of archaeological interest, particularly sites concentrating on Welsh archaeology.
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Archaeological Trust - CPAT is one of four Welsh Archaeological
Trusts working to help protect, record and interpret all aspects of the
historic landscape in Wales.
- Cadw: Welsh
Historic Monuments - Created in 1984, Cadw carries
out the complete range of responsibilities for the
conservation, presentation, and promotion of the built
heritage of Wales on behalf of the National Assembly for
- Royal Commission on
the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales - The
Royal Commission was established in 1908 to make an
inventory of the ancient and historical monuments of
Wales and Monmouthshire. It is currently empowered by a
Royal Warrant of 1992 to survey, record, publish and
maintain a database of ancient and historical sites,
structures and landscapes in Wales. It is also
responsible for the National
Monuments Record of Wales which is open daily for
public reference, for the supply of archaeological
information to the Ordnance Survey for mapping purposes
and for the coordination of archaeological aerial
- Stone Pages -
The first and most comprehensive online guide to European megaliths and
other ancient sites. Here you can find in-depth information on more
than 350 ancient monuments, along with high resolution photographs,
descriptions, 60-degree panoramic views, a glossary, an extensive
collection of links, several message boards and a free newsletter.
- Ancient Scotland Tour -
Description of an extensive tour of 207 Scottish megalithic sites, as a
work made in coordination with SCRAN: a Millennium project to digitise
Scotland's human history and material culture. During the 61 days of
the Scottish tour, the authors published an online travel diary,
updated in real time, allowing their Internet friends to follow the
tour, interact with archaeologists and experts, view images from the
journey, and learn about the ancient Scottish people and monuments.
- Ancient Apulia Tour -
Italy is most famous for its Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance monuments
and buildings. However, there are lots of more ancient sites - standing
stones, dolmens and burial chambers - especially in Apulia, the "heel"
of the boot-shaped country. Unfortunately, each year a number of these
sites are being destroyed. In an effort to make people aware of the
importance of this issue and to share with the Internet community the
beauty of these ancient monuments, the authors made a two-week tour,
visiting all major prehistoric Apulian sites and publishing their
- Ancient Stones of Scotland -
A complete guide to the ancient stone monuments of Scotland, ranging
from the earliest stone circles to the defence towers called "brochs",
built during the Iron Age. On these pages are the photographs (hi and
low-resolution) of 182 ancient sites, along with descriptions, maps, 50
panoramic movies, a complete glossary and an extensive bibliography.
- Digging for Vikings -
The National Museums & Galleries of Wales is pleased to announce the
start of the third season of our "Digging for Vikings" web project.
Over the next three weeks our web pages will follow the progress of
excavations at a Viking period site on Anglesey.
Last year the Digging for Vikings project recovered a prehistoric burial
and early medieval occupation. The year before that a massive early
medieval enclosure wall was uncovered, as well as the remains of several
people discarded in midden deposits beyond these defences.
This year the team is working to explore a spring that rises within the
enclosure, and a proposed entrance way.
(In our 2000 season we had over 8,500 virtual visitors in the three
weeks of excavation, as well as emails from around the world. This web site
also received a 'highly commended' certificate in the Channel 4
ICT Award at the 2000 British Archaeological Awards).
- Casglu'r Tlysau -
Nodau: Digido dros 20,000 o ddelweddau o ddeunyddiau treftadaeth ddiwylliannol sy'n cael eu cadw mewn sefydliadau dros Gymru gyfan, ac i gasglu'r delweddau hynny ynghyd fel rhan o un Gwefan a fydd yn dod yn adnodd dysgu cenedlaethol newydd, ac a fydd yn adlewyrchu ac yn hybu amrywiaeth a phwysigrwydd neilltuol y deunyddiau a gedwir mewn llyfrgelloedd, amgueddfeydd ac archifau Cymreig - sef y "tlysau".
- Gathering the Jewels -
A project to digitise over 20,000 images of cultural heritage material which is held in institutions all over Wales, and to bring those images together as part of a single Web site which will become a new national learning resource, and which will reflect and promote the extraordinary diversity and significance of materials held in Welsh libraries, museums and archives - the "jewels".
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