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Welcome to the Tees Archaeology website. This page will be kept up to date with the latest news and events. Please browse the rest of the site for more in-depth information on our activities and the heritage of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact us at teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk.

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Web access to the Historic Environment Record

Tees Archaeology maintains a record (Historic Environment Record, or HER) of all the known archaeological sites in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.  You can now view summary data from our HER here.

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Booklet Downloads  

We have a new booklet hot off the presses, Industry in the Tees Valley by Alan Betteney.

You can download a pdf from our Downloads page or here.


Our full range of archaeological booklets are available as free pdf downloads. These include the now out of print Anglo-Saxon Teesside booklet. Other booklets in the series cover the Iron Age, Roman, Viking and Medieval periods.


The booklets are designed to give an overview of each period and are aimed at the general reader.

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Other recent booklets include 'Hunting the Hunter-Gatherers: Mesolithic Teesside'. This brings together information about the first people of Teesside during the Mesolithic Period (around 10,000 - 4,000 BC).


The booklet is aimed at the general reader and a series of reconstructions have been produced by local artist Nigel Dobbyn. You can download it free here and we have copies avaliable for sale in the shop.

Please visit our Downloads page to see what else we have to offer.



There will be a guided walk and talk about the investigations at Medieval Skelton on the 5th June 2019.


Medieval Skelton guided walk. Meet at the Co-op on the High Street at 2pm. You will need stout footwear and we will be climbing over stiles and travelling over uneven ground. The walk will last about 2 hours and will be led by Robin Daniels.


Excavating Medieval Skelton talk. This will be a talk about the work that has taken place on Boroughgate as part of Skelton Townscape Heritage Scheme. This will be held in North Skelton Village Hall, starting at 7:30pm.


All are welcome to attend these events.



We have updated the web page for the River Tees Rediscovered Community Archaeology Projects with reports for fieldwork at Piercebridge and Eryholme.


We also have a page for the Skelton Townscape Heritage Scheme available, take a look!



If you are tempted to go for a walk now that spring is around the corner, try the Battle of Piercebridge Trail created by Phil Philo (about an hour long).



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