The Archaeological Leather Group -
promotes the study of leather and leather objects from archaeological and other contexts.
Potteries Museum and Art Gallery - home of the world's finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics
Cheddleton Flint Mill - a fine example of a water mill that ground flint for the pottery industry
Council for British Archaeology - an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations
Derbyshire Archaeological Society - an archaeological society to foster and encourage interest in the past life of the county
Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society - objects are the study, investigation, description and preservation of antiquities and historical records in general, and those of Staffordshire in particular
Stafford and Mid-Staffs Archaeological Society - This society meets regularly on Friday evenings once a month 19:30 – 21:30 from September to April, presenting lectures of largely local archaeological interest to which visitors are welcome. Details can be found on their website. Their "Sites" page has interesting pictures and information about several local archaeological excavations since 1966, including Stafford Castle.
Staffordshire Past-Track - an excellent site, developed with the aim of enhancing access to collections of material that represent the cultural identity and community history of Staffordshire
Stoke-upon-Trent local history and archaeology - loosely follows an outline by Local Historian and Lecturer Ian Bailey, with additional material added from various sources
Stoke-on-Trent Museums - links to the websites of S-o-T museums managed by the
Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society - objectives are to study and record by written, photographic and any other means the Industrial remains and techniques of outdated technology
Trent & Peak Archaeological Unit - (formerly Trust and originally the Trent Valley Archaeological Research Committee.) Formed in 1967 to carry out archaeological research on the gravels of the river Trent
Chester Archaeological Society
Revealing Cheshire's Past - provides access to the County Historic Environment Record (CHER). The CHER is the database of all the known archaeological sites and finds in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. It contains over 7000 records from prehistory to more recent times.
UK Metal Detectors - Metal Detectors including Minelab, Garrett, Lander, XP, C-scope and accessories. Online store, huge stocks with next day delivery
Current Archaeology - the attractive website of Britain’s leading archaeological magazine
New Archaeology - online archaeological news
English Heritage - exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood
Archaeology Data Service - supports research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources
National Trust archaeology pages - The National Trust owns and cares for more archaeological sites than any other private body in Europe
Potsherd - Atlas of Roman Pottery - a collection of pages on pottery and ceramics in archaeology, principally of the Roman period (1st cent. BC - 5th cent. AD) in Britain and western Europe
Medieval Pottery Research Group - founded in 1975 to bring together people with an interest in the pottery vessels that were made, traded, and used in Europe between the end of the Roman period and the 16th century
The Study Group for Roman Pottery, (SGRP) - furthers the study of pottery of the Roman period in Britain. Provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research, and of issues affecting the subject and its practitioners
Roman-Britain.org - awkward but comprehensive website about Roman Britain
Spoilheap Archaeology - contains information about British archaeology, pottery and other ceramics, burial archaeology and human skeletal remains, plus some useful links
The Institute For Archaeologists - the professional organisation for archaeologists in the United Kingdom
Council for Independent Archaeology - set up 'to explore and promote ways in which amateur archaeologists and local archaeological societies can contribute more effectively to archaeology, including rescue archaeology'
Portable Antiquities Scheme - a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales
British Rock Art Collection (BRAC) - this collection contained over 5000 photos of nearly 600 prehistoric rock art sites in the UK, taken by Gus van Veen, Jan Brouwer (Holland), Tiompan (Scotland) and many other good rock art friends. Sadly, Jan Brouwer, founder of the British Rock Art Collection, died on 25th of April 2011. On 8th March, Jan had blogged that the plug had been pulled, without notice, on the server hosting the BRAC. Read his blog entry here.
British Rock Art Blog A Forum about Prehistoric Rock Art in the British Islands
Northumberland Rock Art: Web Access to the Beckensall Archive - a celebration of rock carvings made by Neolithic and Early Bronze Age people in Northumberland in the north east of England, between 6000 and 3500 years ago
Stone Pages - web guide to European megaliths and other prehistoric sites
The Megalithic Portal - multi-country map of megalithic and other prehistoric sites
Seahenge - useful information about the timber circle, Norfolk
Flag Fen - includes information on public events and developments in the archaeological park, educational programmes for schools, opening times and admission charges. It also carries news of the latest archaeological discoveries from the excavations
Biggar Museum Archaeology Group - The BMT Archaeology Group was gradually established as a sub group within the Biggar Museums as a consequence of some museum volunteers becoming involved in archaeology
Industrial Archaeology Recordings - dedicated to recording past and present industry on film and High Definition video
BBC archaeology - discover more about the techniques used to investigate archaeological sites on land and sea
Birmingham Archaeology - one of the leading independent archaeological contractors in the country
Oxford Archaeology - the largest independent archaeological practice in the country
Wessex Archaeology - one of the largest and most experienced archaeological practices in the UK
UCL Institute of Archaeology - a centre for teaching and research in archaeology
Cambridge University Arch. Dept. - one of the leading institutions in the subject
Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology - founded in 1967 with the aim of promoting the archaeology of late medieval to industrial society in Britain, Europe and those countries influenced by European colonialism
Historic Scotland - directly responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation's historic environment, and promoting its understanding and enjoyment
Orkneyjar - dedicated to preserving, exploring and documenting the ancient history, folklore and traditions of Orkney
Online Archaeology - using computers in archaeology
Time Team - website of the popular Channel 4 archaeology programme
RESCUE - The British Archaeological Trust - a registered charity and an independent organisation committed to the protection, conservation, recording and interpretation of archaeological evidence
The Maryland Archaeology Lab - We were asked to approve the use of one of our images (a small mottled ware container found in Burslem) for display on an information board at an excavation of an 18th-century farmstead in New Jersey, USA. The aims are to show how small ceramic shards can help date a house, and to show the types of wares a well-to-do colonial farm household used. The small shards of mottled ware point to typical imports for the period. The Maryland Archaeology Lab includes a description of this ware on its on-line research site, to which the link above points.
Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society, 1st March 2015.