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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.


We produce an electronic newsletter approximately every 3 months.

The latest issue is No. 15 (August 2017). Please visit our Downloads page to access previous issues.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact us at teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk.


Archaeology talks at Preston Park Museum - new for 2017!

Tees Archaeology has teamed up with Preston Park Museum to bring you a further series of talks for 2017 about the heritage of the local area from the medieval period to the First World War. There will also be a chance to handle objects from the museum’s collection. Full details are here.

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

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.

Anglo-Saxon Booklet Cover

Our most recent booklet is 'Hunting the Hunter-Gatherers: Mesolithic Teesside'.


The booklet 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 pages to see what else we have to offer.

Forthcoming Events for your diary

11th – 15th September. Skelton ‘Snapshot in Time’. Help to record the buildings of Skelton, Redcar & Cleveland - no experience necessary but booking is essential (see booking form).
3rd October (Tuesday). Maritime Archaeology of Teesside, Preston Hall Museum, Stockton on Tees, 10am. R Daniels, Tees Archaeology. Booking with Preston Hall Museum required http://www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk/talks/.

9th – 13th October. Archaeological excavations at Dalton on Tees as part of the River Tees Rediscovered project. All volunteers welcome, but booking is required (booking form here). No experience necessary.


11th October (Wednesday). A guided walk of the site of the Battle of Piercebridge, Darlington during the English Civil Wars. Meet at George Hotel car park at 2pm. Led by Phil Philo. Booking with River Tees Rediscovered required https://www.riverteesrediscovered.org/Event/civil-war-guided-walk.

East Cleveland Landscape History workshops - each of these three workshops will be different, tailored to its location and immediate area. These are joint events led by Tees Archaeology and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. Booking is required through Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.

25th October (Wednesday). East Cleveland Landscape History workshop, Skelton, Redcar & Cleveland. http://www.teeswildlife.org/event/east-cleveland-landscape-history-workshop/

8th November (Wednesday). East Cleveland Landscape History workshop, Loftus, Redcar & Cleveland. http://www.teeswildlife.org/events/

22nd November (Wednesday). East Cleveland Landscape History workshop, Margrove Heritage Centre, Redcar & Cleveland. http://www.teeswildlife.org/events/
25th November (Saturday). Discover your village – Egglescliffe Heritage Day. Open day in Egglescliffe Village Hall with displays and activities. 10am to 3pm .Trace the story of the village through time! Find out about the English Civil War in Egglescliffe; see postcards and maps of the village from 100 years ago. Discover what was found during archaeological excavations in the village. Play with Victorian toys and find out about the buildings of the village.
2nd December (Saturday). The Creation of the Medieval North. Elgee Memorial Lecture at 10.30 am at Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough. R Daniels.



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