WALES (AD 43 – AD 410)
After the Roman conquest, the evidence for change includes
diverse artefacts and documentary sources, and there is
a reasonably well-understood framework. Despite this there
are still significant gaps in knowledge.
The following are extracts/summaries of the key priorities
identified for the period. For the full text, click on the
All Wales Final Document link below.
Archaeology of the early campaign
years – New site evidence has begun to
question previous interpretations.
Interaction between Roman occupiers
and the indigenous population – Relationships
should be assessed by investigating high-status settlements
such as hillforts, small towns, villas and vici, the civilian
settlements that grew up adjacent to military ones.
Funerary and ritual
– There is strong evidence about beliefs and funerary
practices in most parts of the Roman world, but we have
little knowledge of them in Wales.
temple at Caerwent Roman town (about AD330)
©Cadw, Welsh Assembly Government (Crown Copyright)
of Llanfor fort, Gwynedd
.©Gwyneddd Archaeological Trust