Online Archaeology Resources
There are many organisations providing information on the internet relevant to the archaeology of Wales. The links below are some of the sites we have found to be useful. Some of the organisations below also hold primary documentary or physical evidence which may be viewed by appointment.
Welsh Archaeological Trusts
Welsh Archaeological Trusts were established in 1975 and with the object of the ‘education of the public in archaeology’. The Welsh Archaeological Trusts cover the county areas of Clwyd, Powys, Dyfed, Glamorgan, Gwent and Gwynedd.
They each provide a large range of archaeological and heritage services, including the management of the Historic Environment Record, undertaking archaeological research, excavations, survey, publishing reports, the production of advice, information, training and the presentation of archaeological information.
Welsh Archaeological Trusts work closely with other national, regional and local bodies to help conserve, understand and promote all aspects of the historic environment in Wales. Each holds public events and encourages community projects.
CADW: Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales. Cadw conserves Wales’s heritage, helps people understand and care about their history and helps sustain the distinctive character of Wales.
- Cadw (search, find and explore heritage assets)
- Historic Environment Records
- List of Historic Place Names of Wales
- People’s Collection Wales
- Britain from Above
- Archaeology Data Service
- Historic Maps
- Welsh Tithe Maps
- National Library of Wales – Archive
- LiDAR Composite Dataset
- Welsh Journals Online
- National Museums Wales – teaching resources