|Abbreviated title (ISO 4)||Arch Camb|
|Edited by||W J Britnell|
|Publisher||Cambrian Archaeological Association (Wales)|
Archaeologia Cambrensis is an archaeological and historical scholarly journal that is published annually by the Cambrian Archaeological Association. It contains excavation reports, book reviews, and historical essays, as well as society notes and accounts of field visits. The journal has included "much valuable material on the manuscripts, genealogy, heraldry, toponymy, folklore and literature of Wales".
The publication history of the journal is complicated, with inconsistent volume numbering and multiple series. It is in the process of being digitized by the Welsh Journals Online project at the National Library of Wales.
Scope of the Journal
The Journal covers all aspects of the Archaeology of Wales and the Welsh Marches from the earliest Prehistoric discoveries to the Industrial Archaeology and Landscape history of the 19th and 20th centuries. On occasions, and particularly in the earlier years articles have been published on the archaeology of other Celtic Lands (Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Scotland and Ireland). In the 19th century articles in the Journal tended to concentrate on Prehistoric Monuments (particularly Cromlechs, Chambered tombs and Hill-forts; Roman sites; Inscribed stones and other discoveries of the Dark Ages and the architecture of Medieval Wales, especially of Churches, Castles and Monasteries.
Increasingly the Journal has carried longer articles on excavations and field surveys in Wales, and more recently many of these articles have been grant aided by Cadw. As the 20th century progressed, and more recently in the 21st century, the Journal has carried more synoptic articles treating a particular topic in greater depth. An example of this was in 2005 when the Journal was largely devoted to the “Cistercians in Wales and the West”. Domestic architecture now figures prominently in the Journal, ranging from Stately homes to the Vernacular architecture of Welsh countryside, and also the landscape of Parks and Gardens. The evolution of Towns and the development of Urban archaeology in Wales are also covered.
Editors of Archaeologia Cambrensis
- Rev Harry Longueville Jones and John Williams (Ab Ithel) Joint Secretaries 1846-9
- Rev Basil Jones and John Williams (Ab Ithel) Joint Secretaries 1849-1853
- Rev Basil Jones and (probably) Rev E L Barnwell 1854-5.
- Rev Harry Longueville Jones (1855–70)
- Rev Daniel Silvan Evans (1871-5
- J Romilly Allen 1891
- Canon Rupert Morris 1908-17
- Canon J Fisher 1917-1926
- H Harold Hughes and Canon Ellis Davies 1926-1940
- Canon Ellis Davies 1940-1949
- Sir Cyril Fox 1949
- V E Nash-Williams 1950-1956
- J D K Lloyd 1956- 1969
- W Gwyn Thomas 1969- 1990
- Trefor M Owen 1990-1993
- Patricia Moore 1993-2001
- Donald Moore 2002- 2003
- William Britnell 2003-to the present.
- Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales, (1986), p. 68.
- Sir John Edward Lloyd “Introduction” (A History of the Cambrian Archaeological Association) in “A Hundred Years of Welsh Archaeology” Archaeologia Cambrensis Centenary Volume, Gloucester 1946
- Archaeologia Cambrensis, 2007, 17-214
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