Wessex Archaeology is an educational charity as well as a leading provider of heritage and archaeological services. We are passionate about sharing the results of our work with you, and ensuring that we provide accessible, engaging information about the archaeology that we discover.

Sharing archaeology with the public: at the core of Wessex Archaeology's work

As you will know, important measures to manage the spread of the Covid-19 virus are ensuring that unnecessary travel and contact is minimised. Here at Wessex Archaeology, we are taking all possible measures to mitigate risk to the public and to our staff.

However, we are keen to do all that we can to continue fulfilling our central aim of bringing heritage to life while ensuring we carry out our duty of care and follow government guidance.

While it is incredibly important that we take these necessary steps, many of us may be struggling. The benefits of heritage for wellbeing are widely documented and acknowledged; for example, in our involvement with Operation Nightingale, which supports the rehabilitation of Wounded, Injured and Sick service personnel through archaeology.

Work on Barrow Clump with Operation Nightingale evidences the benefits of archaeology to wellbeing

We also strongly believe that accessing cultural heritage contributes to developing a sense of place and supporting community identity; aims which are surely more important now than ever. Archaeology provides an immersive view into the past and helps spark the imagination.

For this reason, we would like to take this opportunity to share our vast library of archaeology resources that are freely available online for you to access. Whether you want to read up on the archaeology we’ve undertaken in your area, or browse galleries of beautiful images from our sites and finds, there’s an archaeology escape for you. Read on to find out more about the many channels available for you to explore…

YouTube

Enjoy hours of quality video content on a wide range of subjects on our YouTube channel. Here, you’ll find news from our excavations, updates on ongoing projects, insights into the world of archaeology and much more. Discover our curated playlists on themes such as ‘Coastal & Marine Archaeology’ or ‘Archaeological excavations’, and hear from our world-leading experts. You can even relive some of our events, such as 'Phil's Dig', part of the annual Festival of Archaeology.

 

Case studies

Our back catalogue of work, digitised as digestible case studies, is available to explore on our website! Each case study tells the story of our work on a site and what we discovered. Search by location to see the work undertaken near you, or by time period, type, sector or service.

Flickr

Dive into the beautiful visuals on our Flickr feed. From detailed finds to stunning landscapes, you can share our explorations and discoveries. If you want to find something specific, you can use our albums (organised by location and theme) to explore your chosen subject!

Images available to browse on our Flickr profile
Blogs

Do you want to keep up to date with our latest news, information about projects, community events and company news? Our regular blogs are a great way to find out about what’s happening at Wessex Archaeology, and to hear from team members from across the organisation.

Sketchfab

We love sharing the fantastic finds we are lucky enough to discover, record and analyse in the course of our work. Now you can interact with some of these in 3D, with our gallery of online 3D models (built by our in-house experts) on Sketchfab.

Scribd

As part of our careful archaeological process, we produce detailed reports of our work. Did you know that you can read these online? Find a range of our publications, from archaeological reports to newsletters and popular booklets, on our Scribd profile, to learn more about our work.

 

We will be bringing you more information about each of these resources on our social media channels over the coming weeks, but we hope you enjoy exploring these archaeology escapes, and stay safe and well.