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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 short series of three talks by Tees Archaeology at Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees this Spring.


Tuesday 12th March - Changing beliefs: The Conversion to Christianity and the Anglo-Saxon Monastery of St Hilda at Hartlepool

Tuesday 2nd April - Changing Settlements: Investigating the two medieval villages of High & Low Worsall

Tuesday 7th May - Changing Landscape: The Archaeology of Preston Park


Each talk will start at 10.00am and booking through the museum is essential. To book please ring Preston Park Museum on 01642 527375, further details here.


‘Digging up Dalton’

Wednesday 13th March 7.30pm, a talk at Dalton-on-Tees Village Hall about the archaeological investigations in 2017 and 2018 that found new information about the medieval village and identified a Roman fort. This work was part of the River Tees Rediscovered Community Archaeology programme.


River Tees Rediscovered Community Archaeology Workshop

Wednesday 27th March 10am to 3pm, at Dalton-on-Tees Village Hall. An opportunity to explore the different types of information and archaeological finds that have allowed a re-appraisal of the medieval settlement and led to the discovery of a new Roman fort. Booking is essential, a booking form can be found here.



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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