The three volumes of the Research Framework consist of a Resource Assessment of the Avebury part of the World Heritage Site.
Summarising the known archaeological and historical record and the key techniques used in their investigation; a summary of Research Activity in the Stonehenge Landscape, summarising the advances in knowledge in that part of the World Heritage Site since the publication of the original Stonehenge Research Framework in 2005; and an Agenda and Strategy which builds on the accompanying resource assessments to provide the first fully integrated Research Framework for the whole of the World Heritage Site.
Wessex Archaeology has been coordinating the revision of the Avebury Resource Assessment and Research Activity in the Stonehenge Landscape and writing an Agenda and Strategy to produce the first combined Research Framework for the World Heritage Site as a whole. These important documents were launched at the conference celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Site’s inscription held on Saturday 19 November and will guide future researchers and those involved in the management of these iconic sites.
The Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site consists of two blocks of Wessex chalkland some 40 km apart. It is 30 years since the inscription of Stonehenge and Avebury onto UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1986