RCAHMW – Uplands Initiative Projects

OANorth Surveys in North Wales

OANorth Surveys in North Wales

OA North  has been involved with eight seasons of survey since 2002 for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) on their Uplands Initiative Project. This aims to systematically survey all the mountainous areas of Wales and to record archaeological sites on these areas in order to enhance the National Monuments Record of Wales.

In total I have worked on sixteen project areas in North Wales over the years. In bald statistics my weary legs have trudged along for 338.01 sq km and we have investigated and recorded 4229 archaeological sites.

Over the coming weeks/months I will upload summaries of each project, describe any really nice sites, and mention any ‘hilarious/unfortunate’ occurrences on them.

Brief descriptions and photographs of EVERY site investigated can be found on the Coflein website –  the online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW).