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Writing for Archaeology - Urban Archaeology: Session 12

Archaeology for All We have looked at many areas of archaeology and many techniques. Sharing your discoveries through publication is also big part of archaeology. Why not share your research?

Publish Online Not as scary as it sounds! You can submit your research findings to organisations that will do the technical work for you.

Investigation Registers OASIS - Online AccesS to the Index of archaeological investigationS: Bournemouth University Archaeological Investigations Project (BuAIP) gazetters:

Data Repositories Archaeological Data Service Advice for Depositors:

Investigation Indexes Historic Environment Information Resources Network (HEIRNET) includes SMRs and NMRs: English Heritage Geophysical Survey Database:

Monument Indexes Heritage Environment Records (referred to as HERs or SMRs). Find these through the Heritage Gateway:

Artefact Repositories Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS):

Or Publish Online Yourself Even this is easy, if you know where to look! Use free blogging services Find a host

Hosts for Online Publication

Council of British Archaeology, Community Archaeology pages: CBA will host pages for community archaeology projects, at the Community Archaeology Forum: CAF is a Wiki.

What is a Wiki? Wikis are pages that many people can edit. They have easy shortcut words that you can use when typing to create new pages. CAF is a wiki, so anyone can start a new page for a new project.

How to use CAF Creating new pages: @@[[ProjectBackground background]] | [[ProjectMethodology methodology]] | [[ProjectResults results]] | [[ProjectDiscussion discussion]]@@. So, if your project was called Highfield Campus Dig you would type: @@[[HighfieldCampusDig background]] | [[HighfieldCampusDig methodology]] | [[HighfieldCampusDig results]] | [[HighfieldCampusDig discussion]]@@. This would give you four new pages in the website titled HighfieldCampusDig, called: Background Methodology Results Discussion

CAF Examples: Access Cambridge Archaeology: Caer Alyn Archaeological and Heritage Project: t Community Landscape Archaeology Survey Project:

Blogging There are many free blogging platforms that you can sign up to. The most popular are: Blogger: Wordpress: When you look for Wordpress, there are two possible options. is for blogs that are hosted by Wordpress. For these, you dont need to do anything technical. You just need an email address to sign up, and web access to get to your blog. allows you to download and install your own blog, on your own server. This is the more advanced option. For most projects, is flexible enough.

How to use Wordpress Once you have a Wordpress account, you can have multiple blogs. Blog is short for web log. A blog is a website that has journal-like posts in chronological order. But blogs are being used more and more as regular websites.

Some Examples: Wordpress:


Terminology If you are writing about Archaeology, wherever possible, try to use accepted terms. For example, use word lists: National Monuments and Records Thesauri: RCHME Archaeological Periods terms list:

Get involved in Planning! Getting involved in the planning process in your local area is easy. There are lots of ways to do this.

Planning Regulations Planning Policy Guidance 16 (PPG16) is no more! Planning Policy Statement 5: Planning for the Historic Environment: Archaeology and Planning is no more! Replaced with section 12 of the National Policy Planning Framework (March 2012):

Ways to get involved

Community Planning: Royal Town Planning Institute: Local Strategic Partnerships Guide: CABE Guide: Community-Led Spaces: SAVE Britains Heritage, campaign guide:

More ways to get involved Civic Voice: The Victorian Society Campaign Guide: Campaign to Protect Rural England, How to Challenge Bad Developments Guide: The Heritage Alliance:

Archaeology: Getting Involved - Urban Archaeology - Session 12

Ways to get involved Community Archaeology National organisations Regional organisations Research institutions Commercial units

Community Archaeology CBA Community Archaeology pages:

Archaeology Standards IfA Standards Guides: BAJR Guide 23 - Practical archaeology recording, includes context sheets and risk assessments: MOLAS Site Manual (1994 IS the most recent edition!):

Fieldwork Fieldwork lists: British Archaeology Magazine: Archaeology Fieldwork jobs list: Past Horizons Archaeology Projects: Archaeological Institute of America (covers European fieldwork opportunities): Archaeology Abroad book, managed by UCL (has a 20 subscription, but is very good): National Organisations

Institute for Archaeologists (IfA): Council for British Archaeology (CBA):

Specialist Organisations The Young Archaeologists Club:

The Prehistoric Society: The Association for Roman Archaeology: The Society For Medieval Archaeology: The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology: The European Association of Archaeologists: World Archaeological Congress: The Association for Industrial Archaeology: The Society for Church Archaeology:

Related Organisations English Heritage: Historic Scotland: Cadw: Portable Antiquities Scheme: Rescue, The British Archaeological Trust: Scotlands Past:

Regional Organisations Regional Branches of National Organisations CBA Wessex: Local Clubs: British Archaeology list of regional and local archaeology societies (not comprehensive, but very useful):

Local to Hampshire Hampshire Field Club & Archaeological Society: Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society: Hampshire Mills Group: Winchester City Trust: Hampshire Genealogical Society: Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society: Lower Test Valley Archaeological Study Group: North East Hampshire Historical and Archaeological Society:

Southampton Local History Forum: WARG: the society for Winchester archaeology and local history (was Winchester Rescue Archaeology Group): Southampton Local History Forum:

Research Institutions To check the reputation of an Archaeology Department, see The Subject Committee for Archaeology:

Universities with Archaeology Departments University of Aberdeen: Bangor, University of Wales Queen's University, Belfast University of Birmingham Bournemouth University University of Bradford University of Bristol University of Cambridge Cardiff University Durham University University of Edinburgh University of Exeter University of Glasgow University of Kent at Canterbury Lampeter, University of Wales University of Leicester University of Liverpool University College, University of London University of Manchester Newcastle University University of Nottingham University of the Highlands & Islands, Kirkwall College University of Oxford University of Reading University of Sheffield University of Southampton Truro College University of Winchester University of York

Commercial Units Index of commercial units that take volunteers:

Charities Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology:

Wessex Archaeology:

Keeping up to date with Archaeology Keeping up to date Training and Events Online Resources Publications Academic Papers Archaeological Reports

Training & Events CBA and English Heritage run, Training Online Resource Centre (TORC): Festival of British Archaeology (July each year): IfA Jobs Information Service (paid, free to IfA members): British Archaeological Jobs Resource (BAJR) (replaces the Digger, has the archive to 2006):

Online Resources Channel 4 Time Team website: The Archaeology Data Service: Archnet: Archaeology: Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe: Spoilheap:

Other Jobs Resources University of Leicester Museums Jobs Desk: Museum Jobs: Archaeologie Forum (in German, but the jobs postings are in English!): Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History Jobs:

Publications Antiquity:

Archaeology Ireland: British Archaeology: Current Archaeology magazine:

Academic Papers Journal of Open Archaeology Data (note this is data, not papers or reports): Open Access Archaeology ( index of open access archaeology resources): Directory of Open Access Journals: Internet Archaeology Journal (part-free, part-paid): The Data Hub, open access data for Archaeology (again, data, not publications):

Archaeological Reports Free to access archaeological data and reports: Archaeology Data Services ArchSearch, catalogue of all data held by the ADS: Archaeology Data Services Archives, includes journals, reports, entire project archives, PhD theses, and grey literature: If an organisation already hosts reports online, the ADS will only have a catalogue record. E.g. with Wessex Archaeology, the reports are here: but are also included on the ADS archives website. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (with Society of Antiquaries of Scotland): British Archaeological Reports (BAR reports), from Archaeopress (these cost. 18 for digital version, 30 printed edition): English Heritage Archaeology Archive is all on PastScape:

Finally, and Most Importantly: Keep in Contact!

Nicole Beale: Gareth Beale: Urban Archaeology Website: Archaeological Computing Research Group: