Publications about London archaeology
This page celebrates the number, volume, and academic excellence of the wave of publications about archaeology in the London area which have appeared since 1997. We are also impressed by the fact that only one of them, on Southwark Cathedral, needed support from CoLAT. Developers are taking their true responsibilities of funding this exciting, new research on London and its history, from prehistory to the present. There has also been funding from English Heritage (from 2016, Historic England). We thank them all and show here some of the products of their funding.
These publications are available from the archaeological organisations which produced them, or from on-line bookshops such as Amazon and Oxbow Books.
These links are of national archaeological organisations and societies; archaeological and historical groups and societies in the London area; archaeological contractors working in the London area; and research projects on London’s past and on-line access to research materials. We hope this will assist you in any application to CoLAT. We also intend this page to grow into a hub of information about current archaeological work in London and its region, and in comparable cities and their regions abroad.
National archaeological organisations and societies
Archaeological and historical groups and societies in the London area
For a fuller list, visit LAMAS Affiliated Societies .
The magazine which is often the first to announce discoveries in the London area, London Archaeologist .
Groups and projects concerned with the historic environment of London
Archaeological blogs and Twitter profiles
Archaeology is clearly lively and interesting in London. Here are some links to blogs and Twitter profiles of archaeological organisations and groups in the London area. To add a link to this page, please contact the Secretary .
Archaeological contractors working in the London area
Research projects on London’s past and on-line access to research materials
For news from archaeological projects around the world, type ‘archaeology blog’ into your search engine.
Archaeologists working in other historic towns
Archaeology in cities round the world
These links are to admirable urban archaeology projects in major cities and historic towns round the world, or in some cases urban museums which house and present archaeological remains in situ.
Archaeology and presentation of monuments in London since 1907
This section lists papers which describe, with references, the development of modern archaeological methods in the City of London, particularly since the 1970s.
Archaeology in the City of London 1907-91: a guide to the records of excavations by the Museum of London
Edited by John Schofield with Cath Maloney, Museum of London. Web version 2021 of text produced in 1998. This introduces and then lists all the known excavations, with brief descriptions of what was found and their records, between 1907 and the end of 1991.
CoLAT welcomes additions to this list of Research projects on London’s past and research materials, and would also like to develop a similar list of links to current archaeological projects in other countries which make notable progress in the archaeological study of towns and cities. Please send links to the CoLAT Secretary, John Schofield .
For John Schofield’s own work and research into London’s archaeology, see his website .