Archaeology & Buildings

Two Archaeologists Archaeology is the study of past societies and individuals through the physical remains they have left us. Architectural history is about understanding buildings and their surroundings in their wider cultural, historical and social context.

We work in partnership with others, using a spectrum of techniques, to improve the understanding of the historic environment, from prehistory to present-day.

News & Events

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The English Heritage Archaeology & Buildings News section.

Maritime Archaeology

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The role of the English Heritage Maritime Team.

Landscape Detectives

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Introduction to the work of the Landscape Investigation Team.

Grants, Policy & Guidance

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English Heritage seeks to support and develop better standards and guidance for archaeology.

Historic Buildings & Landscapes

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English Heritage’s research into the historic built environment.

Promoting Characterisation

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Characterisation helps to manage change in the historic environment by tracing the imprint of history.

Scientific Techniques

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There are many scientific techniques that can be applied both before and after excavation.

Aerial Survey

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Interpretation, mapping and analysis of aerial photographs and related sources.

Contact Us

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Contact Details for the whole Archaeology Department.