Useful Links to Archaeology & Heritage Resources, Service Providers and TimeVista Partners | Last updated 18-Dec-2016
Archaeology and Heritage Consultancy Partners
- Archaeological Research Services Ltd |
Commercial consultancy and archaeological service provider to the development sector. TimeVista presently provides end-to-end project management services, on- and off-site, as part of a commercial aggregates extraction enterprise.
- East Riding Archaeology | TimeVista Partner
A family-run archaeological consultancy and education provider based in East Yorkshire. TimeVista provides a specialist lithics analysis service.
- Solstice Heritage | TimeVista Partner
Independent MCIfA heritage consultancy and archaeological practice based in North Yorkshire and working across Britain. TimeVista provides a specialist lithics analysis service in addition to field training and project supervision.
- Urban Archaeology | TimeVista Partner
Freelance archaeologist Chiz Harward MCIfA, based on south-west England, provides a range of on- and off-site services, including running and working on excavations, post-excavation services, training and development, and illustration work. TimeVista provides a specialist lithics analysis service.
Education Consultants and craft specialists
- Ancientcraft | TimeVista Supplier
Archaeologist James Dilley is an expert flint knapper, providing re-enactments and workshops in ancient technology. James supplied the replica llithics assemblages used in TimeVista archaeology workshops.
- Elmet Archaeological Services | TimeVista Partner
Commercial community-based archaeology consultancy and training provider based in Wath-Upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire.
- Potted History | TimeVista Supplier
Potter, experimental archaeologist and ancient pottery technologist, Graham Taylor provides media presentation, demonstrations, workshops, talks, replicas, reconstructions and museum displays throughout the UK. Graham supplied the replica prehistoric pottery used in TimeVista workshops.
- Schools Prehistory | TimeVista Partner
Kim Biddulph provides support for teachers, museums and heritage organisations to develop excellence in this new area of the primary history curriculum.
National Policy Frameworks
- National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) | UK Government DCMS
National and Regional Archaeological Research Frameworks
- Regional Archaeological Research and Resource Frameworks England | Multi-period, ALGAO portal to UK regional publications which give good and extensive overviews of known assets, historical context and priorities. Each includes a useful bibliography. Dated but still valuable.
- Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF)
- Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales
- Research Frameworks for the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of Britain and Ireland (Prehistoric Society 1999)
- Mesolithic Research and Conservation Framework for England (University of York hosted on ADS)
Local Authorities and National Parks | Northern England
- Durham County Council | Archaeology
- Middlesbrough Borough Council | HER not online | Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- North Yorkshire County Council | Archaeology | HER
- North York Moors National Park Authority | Archaeology & Conservation
- Northumberland County Council | HER
- Northumberland National Park | Archaeology
- Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council | HER and Planning Services
- Tees Archaeology | Archaeology Service to Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Councils
- Tyne & Wear | HER
- Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority | Archaeology Service |
National Organisations, Services and Information
- Council for British Archaeology | CBA North | CBA Yorkshire
- Historic England (previously English Heritage)
- Historic Environment Local Management (HELM) | (Historic England)
HELM provides accessible information, training and guidance to decision makers in local authorities, regional agencies and national organisations whose actions affect the historic environment. The HELM programme was set up by English Heritage in 2004 with the aim of working with key partners to provide the tools to manage change in the historic environment with increased skill and confidence, and has been rationalised as part of Historic England’s offerings.
- Historic Environment Record Heritage Gateway Portal (HER)
- Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS)
Standards in Archaeological Practice
- The Historic England Management of Research Projects in the Historic Environment (MoRPHE) is a set of free guidelines covering the management of all historic environment research and ‘research and development’ (R&D) projects. The guidelines can be downloaded and provide a useful framework for volunteers and non-professional archaeologists too.
- The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and Museum of London Archaeology (MoLA) also have a set of best practice guidelines and checklists. ISGAP resources are specifically intended to introduce best practice for the community and voluntary groups involved with archaeology and are strongly recommended:
- Codes, Standards and Guidelines | CIfA Current
- Archaeological Standards and Guidelines | MoLA Current
- Introduction to Standards and Guidance in Archaeological Practice | ISGAP in association with English Heritage, CIfA and the Council for British Archaeology
There are a number of excellent fieldwork guides available to download online. Many include equipment and checklists and contain pro forma templates for field recording. Here are some of the best:
- Locating your site and National Grid References | West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service (WYAAS) Guide 1
- Fieldwalking Guide | WYAAS Guide 11
- WYAAS Guides index
- Short Guide to Field Survey | British Archaeological Jobs Resource (BAJR)
- Guide to Fieldwalking | Cambridge Archaeology Field Group (CAFG)
- A guide to best practice in creation, compilation, transfer and curation | Archaeological Archives Forum (AAF) 2007
- Standards for Deposition | Museum of London Web resources and PDF downloads
- MoRPHE Technical Guide 1 | Digital Archiving & Digital Dissemination | English Heritage 2006
Museums with Regional Archaeological Collections and Displays | Northern England
- Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co Durham
- Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough
- Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- Museum of Hartlepool
- Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum, Redcar & Cleveland
- Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole | Archaeology back on display, Iron Age hut reconstruction is excellent
- Sunderland Museum
- Swaledale Museum, Reeth
- Whitby Museum, Pannett Park | Whitby Abbey, English Heritage
- Yorkshire Museum