This section provides explanations of particular terms which will be found throughout the records of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts.
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The Historic Environment Records of Wales contains information on over 100,000 archaeological sites in Wales. Managing this information requires high standards of indexing and efficient methods of information retrieval.
Led by the Royal Commission and with the help of colleagues in the National Museum of Wales and Cadw the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts have been involved in the development of a thesaurus of Welsh monument types. This ensures that indexing terms are standardised across Wales. There are also plans for a Welsh-language version of the thesaurus.
Search the theasurus of Welsh Site Types here