Regional Research Framework

About PKARF

The Trust is in the process of completing the Perth and Kinross Archaeological Research Framework (PKARF), designed to complement the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF).

The aim is to assess existing knowledge of past activity through the archaeological record, identify knowledge gaps and to establish research priorities to inform and guide future research (whether developer, academic or community led). The project has been delayed due to Covid-19, however we aim to have the chapters completed by the end of March 2022, however it is likely there is continued refinement over the following 6 months.

Aims:

To create a regional framework that is relevant and functional, helping to make the historic environment a value adding resource which enriches people’s lives and strengthens communities through sense of place, identity and education.

Key Priorities:

1. Produce period-by-period chapters that assist in identifying research priorities for commercial development management work, university students, and community-led projects.

2. Publish concise summaries of current knowledge with defined research priorities to underpin future work

3. Raise awareness of the historic environment & encourage public engagement with it

Progress:

PKARF ChapterStatusNextFinal
Palaeolithic and MesolithicPublic consultation completedFinal draft completedWith Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for publication
NeolithicPublic consultation completedFinal draft completedWith Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for publication
Chalcolithic and Bronze AgePublic consultation completedFinal draft completedWith Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for publication
Iron AgePublic consultation completedFinal draft completedWith Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for publication
Early MedievalIn final draft with authorFinal draft completedWith Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for publication
MedievalIn final draft with authorFinal draft completedWith Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for publication
Post Medieval and ModernIn final draft with authorPublic consultation
Env and ScienceIn final draft with authorFinal draft completedWith Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for publication

Project Funders

PKARF is funded by Historic Environment Scotland, through the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, as part of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy. It addresses aspects of Aims 1-4 of the Strategy, delivering specifically on Objective 2.1 of the Delivery Plan.

 

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About PKARF

Public Consultation 

We’re keen to receive feedback on our Regional Research Framework from members of the public.

Public consultation on the fifth and sixth draft chapters, which will include a regional overview and research agenda, will open very soon.

Please note, these are working drafts – HER numbers and figures will be added before final publication.

Public Consultation 

We’re keen to receive feedback on our Regional Research Framework from members of the public.

Public consultation on the fifth and sixth draft chapters, which will include a regional overview and research agenda, will open very soon.

Please note, these are working drafts – HER numbers and figures will be added before final publication.

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