Archaeologists in the eastern counties have created a regional research framework for Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk which is intended to provide a firm foundation for archaeological work — generating high quality research and ensuring that the full potential of PPG investigations is realised. The framework is published in the EAA Occasional Papers series and it follows the structure set out by Olivier in Frameworks for Our Past (English Heritage) and comprises:
Resource assessment: the current state of knowledge and understanding.
Research agenda: gaps in knowledge, potential of resource, research topics.
Research strategy: priorities and methods for achieving research aims.
Jenny Glazebrook (ed.), 1997. 'Research and Archaeology: a Framework for the Eastern Counties 1. resource assessment', East Anglian Archaeology Occasional Papers 3