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United Kingdom Culture History and Archaeology

Culture history, archaeological sites, and other information related to the past of the United Kingdom.
  1. Archaeological Sites in UK (14)
  2. England (80)
  3. Ireland and Northern Ire...
  4. Islands of the UK (5)
  5. Scotland (7)
  6. Wales (4)

'British Archaeology' home page
British Archaeology, the venerable magazine and the best source for general public archaeology in the UK.

United Kingdom and Ireland for Visitors
About's guide to the United Kingdom and Ireland Jane Dickerson has loads of ideas for travel in the area.

ARCHI
Electronic database of 20,000 archaeological sites tied to location in the UK; 5,000 records are available for free, entire database available on subscription.

BritArch
An electronic discussion list  on the archaeology in the United Kingdom; the forum for reports from the Council for British Archaeology.

British Archaeology
Online journal, with complete articles, right from the first issue.

COPAC
COPAC currently lists 3.5 million references to materials in 35 reference libraries in the UK and Ireland, ranging in date from 1100 AD to the present; 87.5 % are monographs.

Crickley Hill (UK)
Crickley Hill is an important Neolithic and Iron Age site in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Cuerdale Hoard (UK)
The Cuerdale Hoard is an enormous Viking cache of 8000 silver coins and bullion discovered in Lancashire

Current Archaeology
A magazine dedicated to British archaeology; this web site is a gold mine of information on things prehistoric and historic in Britain.

Dartmoor (UK)
Dartmoor is an extensive agricultural field system in Devon, southwest England, dated to the latter part of the 2nd millennium BC; now a national park in the UK.

Lindow Man (UK)
The Lindow Man bog body refers to mummified Iron Age human remains of a man recovered from a peat bog called Lindow Moss near Manchester in Cheshire county, England.

Farnham Castle Keep (United Kingdom)
Farnham Castle Keep is a Norman castle in Surrey, England, built by Bishop Henry de Blois in 1138 AD.

Megalithic Map
From Andy Burnan, an excellent resource for finding any stone circle in England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales.

Regions of England Map
Need a map of England to figure out what's where? Here's a terrific site to get you oriented; from Pictures of England.

Silbury Hill (UK)
The site of Silbury Hill is a gigantic flat-topped barrow, in Wiltshire, England, and it is in fact the largest prehistoric artificial mound in prehistoric Europe

St. Albans (UK)
The site of St. Albans began as an Iron Age settlement called Verlamion around the end of the first century BC.

St. Paul's Cathedral (UK)
St. Paul's Cathedral, designed by architect Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1701, is the fourth church on this site overlooking London.

The Pictish Nation
A web page dedicated to the Picts, a group of fierce, tattooed people who managed to raid Roman Britain and defeat the Angles and Saxons.

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain
Publishers of Anthropology Today.

Vindolanda (UK)
Vindolanda is the name of a Roman fortress, constructed at the behest of Agricola in AD 79 after the conquest of northern Britain

Sutton Hoo (UK)
The archaeological site of Sutton Hoo consists of a group of at least fourteen burial mounds, located in southeastern Suffolk, England, one of which is an Anglo-Saxon period ship burial with some of the richest burial goods ever found in the UK.

Sweet Track (UK)
Sweet Track is the name given to the earliest known trackway in northern Europe, built, according to tree ring analysis of the wood, in the winter or early spring of 3807 or 3806 BC.

Tower of London (United Kingdom)
London's famous Tower has been used for a number of different things during the 1000 years it's stood on the river Thames in London.

Wharram Percy (UK)
The archaeological site of Wharram Percy is located in Yorkshire about 30 kilometers from York; it is a type of site called a Deserted Medieval Village (DMV).

World Atlas: United Kingdom
The original web page in the World Atlas of Archaeology on the Web on the United Kingdom.

Winchester (UK)
The British city of Winchester is the capital of Wessex, England, and counts its founding from the 7th century AD.

Wayland's Smithy (United Kingdom)
Wayland's Smithy is a Neolithic period megalithic tomb located in southern England, near the White Horse of Uffington, with clear evidence of staged construction.

Wessex (United Kingdom)
Wessex is a region in south-central England where several large earthworks are found, dated between 4000 and 2000 BC

Windmill Hill (United Kingdom)
Windmill Hill is a Neolithic causewayed enclosure, located near the far more famous site of Avebury in Wiltshire, England.

Fishbourne (Sussex)
Fishbourne is the name of a palace dated to the Roman empire, and built in Sussex, England, during the 1st century AD. The site, now open to the public, boasts Britain's largest collection of Roman mosaics still in their original setting in the floor of the palace.

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