Research Framework for South Yorkshire: Palaeolithic and Mesolithic and workshop 22nd June 2018

The South Yorkshire Archaeology Service are looking for responses to their draft text and questions for the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sections of the Research Framework for the Historic Environment of South Yorkshire, a key document in leading the way we approach research into archaeology in different regions of the UK, summarising our current knowledge and looking at gaps in knowledge in the area. Another way of looking at it is research frameworks can help by telling us three things: What do we already know? What do we want to know? How will we find out? One example from the Research Framework is:

What Mesolithic archaeological resource remains hidden? And what is the nature of the preserved resource?

All archaeological investigation should attempt to answer research questions, and research frameworks help us to design projects with this in mind. Any person with an interest in archaeology and looking to research the past can use the research framework to inform their research and projects.

The South Yorkshire Archaeological Service will also have a workshop at Howden house, Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH from 1pm-4pm on the 22nd June, which will be an opportunity to discuss the draft documents for the Palaeolithic & Mesolithic, emerging research questions and any comments received so far.

The current document can be found as a pdf document here (within Google Drive) or here  (as a Google Doc file, which as of 25th May has not yet been uploaded)