Organizations • Links:
- AARG: Aerial Archaology Research Group
- Provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for all those actively involved in aerial photography, photo interpretation, field archaeology and landscape history. Searchable database of over 10,500 references relating to archaeological prospection.
- Archenfield Archaeology
- Including Westhope aerial photography survey. Project Research Design: The Landscape around an Iron age Hill Fort in Northern Herefordshire.
- The Ancient Sacred Landscape Network is a diverse collection of groups that have come together to promote the idea that the conservation of and access to sacred sites are both compatible and desirable. Have a look at its charter.
- Association of Archaeological Illustrators & Surveyors
- All you need to know about archaeologcal illustration. On this website you can find information about the Association, Courses, Newsletters, Members Gallery, News, Jobs, Conferences, Careers and International Membership.
- CADW: Welsh Historic Monuments
- Created in 1984, Cadw carries out the complete range of responsibilities for the conservation, presentation, and promotion of the built heritage of Wales on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales.
- Le Centre Archéologique d'Initiation et de Recherche sur le Néolithique is a centre representing a connection between the megalithic heritage of Vandée and the public.
- Center for Archaeoastronomy
- Founded in 1978 at the University of Maryland to advance research, education and public awareness of archaeoastronomy.
- Centre de Préhistoire du Nord-Pas-de-Calais
- Created to promote and diffuse the knowledge about regional prehistory, on the website of this association you can find distribution maps, news, publications, bilbiography and description of an excavation at le Champ Bruquette.
- Chester Archaeological Society
- Founded in 1849, it is one of the oldest societies of its kind in UK. Its program of lectures, fieldwork projects, activities, excursions and 150th anniversary celebrations.
- Clogher Historical Society
- This Society (the largest of its kind in Ireland, with more than 800 members) expolores the historical aspects of a region encompassing all of Co Monaghan, most of Fermanagh, a large part of Tyrone and small portions of both Louth and Donegal (Ireland). Lectures and Tours, access to the Clocher Record Index 1953-2000 and a message centre.
- Cork Historical & Archaeological Society
- Founded in 1891 for the collection, preservation and diffusion of all available information regarding the City and County of Cork (Ireland). The society has published a journal since 1892, now available also on CD-ROM.
- Cornwall County Council's Historic Environment Section
- The aim of CHES is to identify, record, protect, conserve, present and interpret the historic environment and heritage of Cornwall and Scilly. With sections devoted to news, publications and air photo mapping.
- Council for British Archaeology - Wales
- CBA Wales but focuses on the special needs of Wales in all aspects of archaeological understanding and conservation, from the earliest times to the age of industry and beyond.
- Council for Independent Archaeology
- The Council for Independent Archaeology aims to promote archaeology that is done independently of government money in the belief that independent archaeologists have much to contribute. On the website you can find info on meetings, reports, and info on a low-cost resistivity meter.
- Council for Scottish Archaeology
- The Council for Scottish Archaeology is a voluntary membership organisation that works to secure the archaeological heritage of Scotland for its people through education, promotion and support.
- County Kildare Archaeological Society
- Founded in 1891 and dedicated to the promotion of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and objects of interest in the county and surrounding districts. Programme of the events, links and the Society's journal.
- CPAT - Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
- One of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts working to help protect, record and interpret all aspects of the historic landscape. Education and work projects, archaeological services, useful links to related websites.
- Donegal Historical Society
- Information about membership, field and coach trips, and the museum of this Irish historical Society.
- Faery-Faith Network
- Dedicated to the Irish landscape and her ancient ways. Provides several photographs taken at many of the archeological sites around the country.
- Fornleifastofnun Íslands (Institute of Archaeology, Iceland)
- Fornleifastofnun Íslands or the Institute of Archaeology, Iceland conducts research through archaeological survey and excavation for both research and development/planning purposes. It runs two field schools for university students with an interest in Iceland and North Atlantic archaeology. It is involved in several European networks including the ESF COST programme and was a partner in the recent ARENA project (2001-2004), funded by EU Culture 2000.
- Friends of Thornborough
- The Friends of Thornborough website contains extensive info (with images and maps) on the ancient henges being threatened by quarrying.
- Gipri Colombia
- Extensive and well-made website of the Grupo de Investiogación de Arte Rupestre Indigena, based in Colombia. Publications, (in pdf format), online magazine, news, discussion group. In Spanish.
- Glasgow Archaeological Society
- Founded in 1856, the Society has now a presence on the Web where you can find info on lectures and excursions, or read the contents of the "Scottish Archaeological Journal".
- Gungywamp Society
- A 20 year old organization dedicated to investigating, protecting and preserving megalithic structures in southern New England.
- Historic Scotland
- It safeguards Scotland's built heritage by scheduling monuments of national importance and by listing historic buildings of special architectural or historic interest. Historic Scotland has more than 300 properties in its care and welcomes around 2.9 million visitors each year to over 70 properties where admission is charged.
- ICOMOS: International Council of Monuments and Sites
- An international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites. Its database includes over 19,000 bibliographical references.
- IFA - Institute of Field Archaeologists
- The IFA is a professional organization for archaeologists. This website provides valuable information for professional archaeologists, users and providers of archaeological services, and students studying archaeology and related disciplines.
- Irish Heritage Council
- The Heritage Council is advised on archaeological matters by the statutory Archaeology Committee. It grant-aids a number of archaeological research projects. The Council is also asked to comment on a wide range of issues ranging from the Boyne Valley Integrated Development Plan to the Licensing of Archaeological Excavations.
- Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford
- The purpose of the Irish National Heritage Park is to let you see how people lived, worshipped and buried their dead, at different periods in history. This has been accomplished by constructing full-scale reconstructions of the types of homesteads, places of ritual of worship, burial modes, and other, long forgotten, remains of a past stretching back around 9,000 years. On their website there are sections devoted to Stone Age, Bronze Age and Celtic/early Christian Age.
- Kent Archaeological Society
- On this website you can find information about the members' library, with a searchable catalogue of the books; papers on archaeological and local history subjects.
- La Valetta Convention
- The tradition of amateur archaeology is threatened by the Valetta Convention, recently signed by the British Government. On this site you can find in-depth info about the Convention, background notes, FAQ and a petition to sign.
- Mallow Archaeological & Historical Society
- A nonprofit society promoting the history and archaeology of the Blackwater Valley area in North Cork (Ireland) through field trips, lectures and the publication of an annual journal.
- MDA - Museum Documentation Association On-line
- The lead body in the UK for museum information management, supported in its work by the Museums & Galleries Commission, and the respective Museum Councils in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
- National Museum of History in Sofia (Bulgaria)
- Well designed website of the National Museum of History in Sofia, one of the largest history museums of the Balkans (533.000 objects). Also a very useful search index. In English.
- National Trust
- Founded in 1895 and covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the National Trust is an independant organization. The Trust is promoting the permanent preservation of areas of beauty or historical interest. There are estimated to be more than 40,000 sites of archaeological interest in the Trust's ownership.
- National Trust for Scotland
- The NTS is promoting the preservation of places of historic and architectural interest or natural beauty. The Trust's archaeologist maintains a Sites and Monuments Record, and runs various archaeological projects, some of which require volunteer help.
- NEARA - New England Antiquities Research Association
- The NEARA is a non-profit association dedicated to a better understanding of American historic and prehistoric past through the study and preservation of New England's stone sites in their cultural context. Including an online magazine and the description of some megalithic and ceremonial sites in New England.
- Orkney Archaeological Trust
- Founded in 1996 to provide the Islands with the Archaeological Service its magnificent ancient monuments deserve. It acts as a focus for professional an educational research into these sites and monuments. With images and info on selected sites: Skara Brae, Brodgar, Knap of Howar, Maeshowe, Stones of Stenness, Dwarfie Stane and Unstan.
- Portable Antiquities Scheme
- The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary recording scheme for archaeological objects found by members of the public. This website provides background information on the Portable Antiquities Scheme, news and access to a database of over 30,000 finds; from Prehistoric flints to Post-Medieval buckles.
- Prehistoric Society
- The Prehistoric Society is the only archaeological society in the British Isles devoted exclusively to the study of prehistory. Founded in 1908, the Society caters for both professional archaeologists and members of the general public. Its activities are open to all members alike (many such events are included in the subscription rate), and include lectures, weekend conferences, regular archaeological tours in Britain and overseas.
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. On this website you can find what RCHMW is and what it do, the National Monuments Record of Wales, information on current projects and useful web links.
- Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and the National Monuments Record.
- Renfrewshire Local History Forum
- Formed in 1988, the Renfrewshire Local History Forum seeks to unite all local historical/ archaeological societies in Renfrewshire, and propogate and awareness of history in the Old County of Renfrew.
- An independent charitable organization with no ties to government or to any other public body, RESCUE acts to promote archaeology's interests in Britain.
- Resource - The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries
- Resource is a UK Government body working with and for museums, archives and libraries, tapping the potential for collaboration between them. The new organisation replaces the Museums and Galleries Commission (MGC) and the Library and Information Commission (LIC), and now includes archives within its portfolio.
- Rock Art Foundation
- Since 1991, the Foundation has grown to over 500 members; its goals are: public education, research, and preservation of the Rock Art sites of Texas (U.S.A.). Very good image gallery, news and tours schedule.
- Royal Irish Academy
- Founded in 1785 to promote the study of Science, Polite Literature and Antiquities, the Royal Irish Academy produces a wide range of publications, including a number of titles about archaeology. On the website you can find details on research grants, information on collaborative projects, and a selection of proceedings, Section C of which is devoted to archaeology and history.
- School of American Research
- The archaeology branch of the School of American Research maintains the permanent archaeology collections for researchers, and supports archaeology through the advanced seminar, publication, and resident scholar programs.
- The Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network is a Millennium Project to build a networked multimedia resource base for the study, teaching and appreciation of history and material culture in Scotland. Currently the SCRAN resource base contains about 60,000 text records of objects from over 30 museums, galleries and archives. A few hundred of these records are attached to images.
- Shetland Amenity Trust
- The Trust's aims are to protect, improve and enhance buildings and artefacts of architectural, historical, educational or of other interest in Shetland.
- Society For American Archaeology
- An international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.
- Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne
- If you are interested in the antiquities and local history of Northumberland, Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne (U.K.), then visit this website. You can find the Society's programme of lectures and events, a learned journal published annually, an excellent library and a number of collections housed in several museums around the region.
- The Antiquarian Society
- A not for profit organisation working to discover, decipher, record and observe the connection between astronomical events and archaeological sites around the world. Its aim is to protect and correctly interpret the megalithic clues left to us by our ancestors whilst also promoting astronomy and archaeology at a grass root level, thereby preserving this sacred knowledge for the benefit of future generations.
Well designed website with some sections still under construction.
- The Druid Network
- The Druid Network is a source of information and inspiration about the modern Druid tradition, Druidic practice and the history of Druidry. Extensive website with a section devoted to "Sacred Sites" containing info and photos of a selection of megalithic sites.
- Towarzystwo Archeologiczne Argo
- Website of the Polish Archaeological Society Argo. Its goal is to promote archaeology, sociology and progress of human nature knowledge. They also organize expeditions. Many archaeology articles in polish.
- UKIC Archaeology Section
- The Archaeology section of the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works contains info on meetings, documents, an online version of Online version of "Guidance for Archaeological Conservation Practice " and a list of publications.
- University College Dublin - Department of archaeology
- The teaching staff of the Department are active in many areas of archaeological research including the art and architecture of megalithic tombs, prehistoric landscapes, stone axe petrology, metalwork and burial ritual of the insular early Bronze Age, the Iron Age and its insular and
- West of Scotland Archaeology Service
- Providing information and advice about the archaeology of Argyll, the Clyde Valley and Ayrshire (Scotland).Forum, Sites and Monuments Record search engine. Website still under development.
- West Yorkshire Archaeology Service
- Website full of details concerning all aspects of work undertaken by the foremost archaeological unit in the North of England.
- Window on Wiltshire's Heritage
- This site aims to present on the Web Wiltshire's archaeology, architecture, art, and nature, as well as material from the county's museums, archives, and local studies. Content is still quite limited.
- Wirral & North Wales Field Archaeology
- Voluntary archaeology group, open to all. On the website you can find in-depth info about the group and its activities, along with a forum and a section of suggested readings.