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Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site Revised Research Framework (SARRF)

Wessex Archaeology is pleased to announce that we are co-ordinating the revision and updating of the Avebury and Stonehenge resource assessments, and will also be writing a single revised research framework uniting both parts of the World Heritage Site into a harmonised volume with a five year currency.

101 Inside Stonehenge

The resource assessment aims to be complete by June 2011, and regular updates regarding the progress of the project will be posted on the SARRF website. The revised research agenda will be open to public consultation in September 2011, with both the resource assessments and research agendas publicly accessible online via the project website. Following public consultation and comment, there will also be a public seminar at the end of the year, to discuss the research agenda and develop the strategies to make the agenda achievable, as well as encourage wide stakeholder participation and community ownership of the product.

100 Avebury outer circle. By Paul J Cripps.

It is envisaged that the research strategy will be open to online public consultation during February and March 2012, with the publication of the research framework (both online and in hard copy) during the summer of 2012. Wessex Archaeology will also develop a method of monitoring the progress of the research framework during its five year term to facilitate its revision in 2017.

Visit the SARRF website for more information.

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