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A History of Wessex Archaeology
Wessex Archaeology was founded as the Wessex Archaeological Committee on 1 May 1979 - the last of the regional units to be created by the Department of Environment (the DoE, now English Heritage). This brought together individual archaeologists in Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Wiltshire.
In 1983 the name changed to the Trust for Wessex Archaeology and it became the not-for-profit charitable company which it remains today.