All heritage interpretation is complex. It is often based on uncertain information, or information extrapolated from other sites. Sites may cover many periods or have had varying functions. This cluster brings together computer scientists, archaeologists and heritage managers to look at different stages of their site's past and present different versions of that past if desired.
The network aims to further develop heritage science interest within and beyond the Welsh-Irish sea area. It;

  • builds on best practice examples,
  • develops new visualization approaches and
  • applies these techniques to two distinct but important forms of heritage - threatened coastal archaeological sites and buildings.
  • discusses modelling informed by maritime, environmental and archaeological knowledge and by knowledge of building preservation and management.
  • embraces multiple disciplines and a range of heritage organisations, including the National Museums of Wales and Ireland, the National Trust and English Heritage.

Subsequently the cluster will identify new research challenges through, and lead to the preparation of an 'agenda setting' report.

Contact: Karl Prof, R