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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 periodically.

The latest issue is No. 16 (May 2018). 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.



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

We have a new booklet hot off the presses, The First Great Civil War in the Tees Valley: 1642-1646.


You can order a copy from our shop or download a pdf here.



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.



In early 2019 we will be holding workshops to present the results of work at Piercebridge, and Dalton-on-Tees. The report for the archaeological excavations at Dalton-on-Tees in 2016 is now available here.


Roman Piercebridge workshop

23rd January 2019




If you would like to be notified if places become available, please email us at teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk



In the summer of 2017 Tees Archaeology and local volunteers carried out a series of investigations at Piercebridge as part of the River Tees Rediscovered project. This free workshop is a chance to find out more about Roman Piercebridge and the investigations that took place. A number of specialists will set the results of the work in a broader context and finds will be available to view. The workshop will take place at the Head of Steam Museum at Darlington and numbers are limited due to the space in the venue.



Booking form - please note booking is essential


We have new web pages for the River Tees Rediscovered Community Archaeology Projects and the Skelton Townscape Heritage Scheme available, take a look!



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