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Chris Griffiths

Postgraduate research student

Areas of interest

  • British and European later prehistory
  • Later prehistoric material culture
  • Archaeological theory
  • Museum studies

Research projects

Middle and Late Bronze Age hoards, hoarding practices and depositional contexts in south-east and west Wales.

I will be investigating hoards – associated groups of metal artefacts – and hoarding practices in south-east and west Wales, buried between 3500 and 2800 years ago. A significant number of hoards have been reported from the region over the past 20 years, providing much new and unpublished material. The systematic study of these new discoveries will allow a timely reappraisal of the existing cultural and chronological frameworks linked with this material, as well as examining the relationship between people and metalwork. Consideration will also be given to the landscape location of hoard find-spots and what this might tell us about the societies who buried them.

This project will also be informed by current museums practice, considering and developing new and inspiring ways of presenting ‘prehistoric hoarding’ to wide public audiences.

This project is an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Project with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.



  • Professor Duncan Garrow (University of Reading)
  • Adam Gwilt (Principal Curator of Prehistory at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales)





I hold a BA in Archaeology and History from Cardiff University (UK), as well as an MA (with Distinction) in Archaeology. I have several years of experience working in the commercial archaeology sector across southern Britain, prior to commencing my PhD. I have a keen interest in helping the public participate in archaeology and discover why it matters, having recently become a Branch Leader with the Neath Port Talbot Young Archaeologists Club.


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