Why archaeology matters

The physical remains of the past hold our shared story. Understanding what came before us creates a sense of place and identity which can inform and enrich our lives today. This is recognised in the UK's planning process, which seeks to strengthen local economies, support communities, and protect and enhance our environment through consideration of archaeology and heritage in development. Through our investigations, we help to physically and digitally preserve the past and ensure it is accessible to everyone now and forever.

School visit on an archaeological excavation

Project feed

Every week our teams of archaeologists are uncovering interesting finds across the country. Whether it is an artefact or an ecofact, each piece of evidence helps us build a more detailed picture of the past. 

Join us in an exciting journey of discovery through our Project Feed.

Portrait of Becky Wegiel

Becky is in the field in Wales


Hello from sunny Wales from Becky, Rob, Ashleigh and Aiden. Look at that sea view…(somewhere beyond the mist!)

Becky and 3 more colleagues in a very misty, damp field
An illustration drawing of a hill with a horse chalk figure
Portrait of Anwen Cooper

The team is very busy at Oxford Open Doors in Oxford. 


Anwen is talking to visitors about her Rewilding Later Prehistory project while Mark and Emily are showing our selection of Prehistoric flint tools. 

Anwen is at Oxford Open Doors with Emily and Mark
An illustration drawing outline of people