Regional Research Framework

About PKARF

In August 2018 the Trust began work on a 3 year project to produce an Archaeological Research Framework for the Perth and Kinross local authority region. The Framework assesses the state of our existing knowledge about the past in Perth and Kinross through the archaeological record. From this benchmark, it then identifies knowledge gaps and establishes a series of research questions and priorities that can be used to appropriately and economically direct future archaeological research (whether developer, academic or community led).

PKARF is designed to complement the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF), offering a finer resolution picture that better informs our understanding of past human activity at both regional and national levels.

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 a resource that assists Development Control and the commercial/planning archaeology sector;

2.  Review and publish concise & accessible summaries of current knowledge;

3. Produce clearly defined research objectives/priorities to underpin future work;

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

Workplan:

The project is divided into three phases:

1.         Assessment: Identifying Extent of Knowledge (Aug 2018-19);

2.         Review: Establish Priorities (Aug 2019 – Nov 2020);

3.         Production: Creation of Framework (Nov 2020-21).


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.

 

Contributing to:

PKARF Introductory Video

Help Frame Future Research in Perth and Kinross

We are seeking to involve as many different stakeholders and users as possible in the production of the Framework.

The draft chapters, which include regional overview and research agenda, have entered the final phase of production and are undergoing consultation review. If you would like to contribute or are interested in reviewing the drafts then please get in touch.

Help Frame Future Research in Perth and Kinross

We are seeking to involve as many different stakeholders and users as possible in the production of the Framework.

The draft chapters, which include regional overview and research agenda, have entered the final phase of production and are undergoing consultation review. If you would like to contribute or are interested in reviewing the drafts then please get in touch.

PKARF Progress Update: November 2020

PKARF: 10,000 Years in the Making Presentation

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