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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. 14 (September 2016). 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.

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Please visit our Downloads pages to see what we have to offer.

Forthcoming Events...


Archaeological Artefacts Workshop - Preston Park Museum, Wednesday 5 April

As part of the River Tees Rediscovered Landscape Partnership Project, Tees Archaeology are running a workshop on identifying different kinds of archaeological artefacts found on excavations in the area. You should have some knowledge of archaeological time frames and be prepared for a range of interactive activities! Booking essential, please complete and return the booking form.


More dates for your diary

As part of the Skelton Townscape Heritage Project Tees

Archaeology will be giving a talk titled 'Investigating Medieval Skelton'. This will take place at Skelton Methodist Hall on Wednesday 22 March at 7pm. Although there is no charge for this talk, places are limited, therefore booking is essential, please contact the Skelton Townscape Heritage Project to book a place.


We will also be carrying out a programme of earthwork survey in Skelton beginning in May, watch this space for a booking form!


New Booklet: Hunting the Hunter-Gatherers

We are pleased to announce a new digital booklet titled 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 for free here.



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