How to do… archaeological conservation

An archaeological excavation can result in a huge amount of artefacts being excavated. But what does conservation involve?Read more

Women in Science: 10 minutes with an Archaeological Conservator

Ahead of Heritage Open Days, we speak to two Archaeological Conservators about their favourite finds and what got them interested in archaeological objects.Read more

Women in Science: 10 minutes with a Maritime Archaeologist

We spoke to Maritime Archaeologist, Alison James, about what inspires her in her work. Alison James worked for Historic England between 2009 and 2018. Can you give us a brief introduction to what you do? I’m a Maritime Archaeologist at Historic England so I deal with the 52 protected wreck sites around the coast of England. They range from Bronze Age sites right through to 21st century submarines, from Northumberland down to the Isles of Scilly- so there’s a wideRead more

6 Fascinating Finds from the London Wreck, 1665

Three hundred and fifty years ago, a second rate 72-gun warship known as the London spectacularly blew up after a gun powder explosion just off Southend-on-Sea in Essex. It is considered one of England’s most important 17th century shipwrecks.Read more