Cultural heritage is critical to our understanding of who we are, and where we might dream of going. I am an archaeologist who wants to make the world a better place.

I am currently the Director (CEO) of the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, a not-for-profit charity which provides a complete archaeological and cultural heritage service  across an archaeologically-rich and topographically-varied 8,000 square kilometres of Wales. The Trust's commercial archaeological consulting and contracting practice operates throughout Wales, and across the midlands and north-west of England.

My previous roles have included: cultural heritage consultant, university lecturer, manager of archaeology and monuments in a World Heritage Site, museum archaeologist, project manager and general field archaeologist: in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, North America, and Australia.

I was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA) in 2008. I am a full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), and currently serve on the Chartered Institute's Board of Directors. I am also a Trustee of the Black Country Living Museum.

This is my personal website and blog. It provides career background, outlines areas of interest and expertise, and contains details of publications and conference presentations.

Paul Belford


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