The department aims to collect, curate and interpret evidence of life in Wales from the earliest times to the industrial revolution. To date these collections consist of roughly a million artefacts divided into 5 subject areas.
Early prehistory: c250,000 - c2,000BC
Later prehistory: c2,000BC - AD43
The Romans: cAD43 - AD400
Medieval and later archaeology: cAD400 - 1800
Numismatics: The study of coins and medals
Conservation: The care of the collections