At this time of year our thoughts turn to achievements over the last 12 months − we have published two occasional papers (Steart Point and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Carshalton); one popular booklet (East Kent Access Road); 18 journal articles (including the nationally significant Late Upper Palaeolithic remains from Kingsmead Quarry, Horton in Antiquity), and one contribution to a monograph for the Geological Society. Fieldwork summaries have been published in 26 local, regional and national journals, and we have used social media to disseminate our publication news. In conjunction with Historic England we produced We die like Brothers (by John Gribble and Graham Scott) which tells the moving story of the loss of the SS Mendi − a First World War troop ship carrying 802 men of the South African Native Labour Corps – in February 1917. 

In July we worked with Oxbow Books during the Festival of Archaeology to promote Wessex Archaeology publications. Looking forward to 2018 a number of publications are being prepared and typeset including Prehistoric Ebbsfleet, the final volume in the HS1 series, MOD Durrington, Beanacre, and Barrow Clump. Numerous articles have been submitted to journals which will appear throughout 2018 and beyond.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to these publications – the excavators, specialists, writers, illustrators, editors and typesetters, and project managers without whom we couldn’t produce as many quality publications.

Check out our publications here.  


By Pippa Bradley, Senior Publications Manager