A Global Perspective on the Past: The Institute of Archaeology around the World





How to Cite: (2023) “A Global Perspective on the Past: The Institute of Archaeology around the World”, Archaeology International. 20(1). doi:

The Institute of Archaeology in the Americas

  1. Argentina/Chile. Restricted Access Pilot Project: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Clean Energy Production and Landscape Conservation in Northern Patagonia. Rodney Harrison, Trinidad Rico and Esther Breithoff with Rutgers University, USA; Balseiro Institute, Argentina; University of Los Lagos, Chile.

  2. Peru. Cuzco. Ceramic production and monumental stonework during the emergence and expansion of the Inca State. Bill Sillar with University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Ministerio de Cultura, Cuzco.

  3. Peru. Sican. Metalworking and production at Batan Grande in Northern Coastal Peru. John Merkel with Southern Illinois University.

  4. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Puerto Ayacucho. Cotúa Island-Orinoco Reflexive Archaeology Project. Jose Oliver, Manuel Arroyo-Kalin with Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas – Center of Anthropology.

  5. Ecuador and Peru. Amazonian Dark Earths in Western Amazonia. Archaeological Survey of the Napo River Basin. Manuel Arroyo-Kalin with Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador and Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de Loreto, Peru.

  6. Ecuador. Archaeology of the Napo River Basin. Manuel Arroyo-Kalin.

  7. Brazil. Multiple cities including Sao Paulo. Barkcloth from the Brazilian Amazon. Renata Peters with Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Universidade de Sao Paulo.

  8. Brazil. Olivença, Bahia. The sacred cloaks of the Tupinambá. Renata Peters and representatives from the Tupinambá of Olivença.

  9. Brazil. Sacred Landscapes of the Upper Negro Basin. Manuel Arroyo-Kalin with Universidade Federal de San Carlos, Museu Amazonico, and Instituto SocioAmbiental.

  10. Chile. Geoarchaeology in Tierra del Fuego. Manuel Arroyo-Kalin with Universidad de Magallanes.

  11. Colombia. Amazonian Dark Earths project, Caquetá River, Colombian Amazon. Manuel Arroyo-Kalin with Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

  12. Colombia. Bogotá. Gold Museum. Archaeometallurgy. Marcos Martinón-Torres with Museo del Oro, Bogotá.

  13. Belize. Conservation, collections management, and access to on-site collections. Elizabeth Graham, David Pendergast and Royal Ontario Musuem.

  14. Belize. Ambergris Caye. Continuing artefact analysis, Marco Gonzalez Project. Elizabeth Graham.

  15. USA. Louisiana. Cane River African Diaspora Archaeology Project: the Pierre Metoyer Plantation. Kevin MacDonald with US National Park Service.

  16. USA. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California. Ceramic Production and Distribution at Late Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Seasonal Occupation site CA-SDI-813. Patrick Quinn with San Diego Archaeological Center, California.

  17. Canada. Ontario. Complex Hunter-Gatherers of the Trent Valley. Excavation of a set of Archaic through Middle Woodland sites. Sue Colledge with Department of Anthropology, Trent University, Ontario.

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UCL students studying collections in Lamanai, Belize (Photo Elizabeth Graham).

The Institute of Archaeology in Africa

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Fieldwork at Jarmo, Iraqi Kurdistan (Photo Charlene Murphy).

The Institute of Archaeology in Asia

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Figure 3

South Sea God Temple, Huangpu District, Guangzhou, Southern China, originally built in 594 CE (Photo Tim Williams).

The Institute of Archaeology in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

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Figure 4

The late 12th century Nanhai No 1 ship being excavated inside the Guangdong Maritime Silk Road Museum, Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China (Photo Tim Williams).

The Institute of Archaeology in Britain and Ireland

  1. England. Portsmouth. Tudor Warship Mary Rose. Martin Bridge with Mary Rose Trust.

  2. England. Portsmouth. Corrosion of Iron from The Mary Rose. Hayley Simon and Ian Freestone with the Mary Rose Trust and Diamond Light Source.

  3. England. Stability of Glass in English Heritage Collections. Antanas Melinis and Ian Freestone with English Heritage.

  4. England. Great Bedwyn Research Project. Stuart Brookes and Andrew Reynolds.

  5. Britain. Bronze Age Textiles, Basketry and Leather Artefacts from Burials and Cremations. Susanna Harris.

  6. England. Lewes, East Sussex. Medieval town. Dan Swift.

  7. England. Devon. Buckfast. Andrew Reynolds with Newcastle University.

  8. England. Boxgrove. Mark Roberts, Simon Parfitt and Matt Pope.

  9. England. Yorkshire. Boynton House. Tim Schadla-Hall with Durham University.

  10. England. Hampshire. Chilton Candover. Tim Schadla-Hall and colleagues.

  11. Wales. Caerleon, Priory Field. Andrew Gardner with Cardiff University; Cadw, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon; National Museum Wales, Cardiff.

  12. Scotland. South Uist, Howmore. Andrew Reynolds.

  13. Ireland. Cultivating Societies: Assessing the Evidence for Agriculture in Neolithic Ireland. Sue Colledge with Queen’s University, Belfast; and Institute of Archaeology, Oxford.

  14. Jersey. La Cotte de St Brelade. Matt Pope, Beccy Scott and Chris Stringer.

  15. Jersey. Les Varines. Ed Blinkhorn, Matt Pope and Beccy Scott.

  16. England. West Sussex. Bow Hill Project, The Slindon Bottom Project, The Downley Project, The Goodwood Estate Monument Survey. Mark Roberts and Robert Kaleta.

  17. England. Cheshire. Blackden Project. Mark Roberts.

  18. England. Sussex and Hampshire Coastal Plain- The Exotic Rock Project. Mark Roberts.

  19. England. Yorkshire. Malham Chapel Project. Mark Roberts.

  20. England. Late Upper Palaeolithic sites of Guildford, Surrey, Kingsmead Quarry (Horton), Middlesex, and Farndon fields, Nottinghamshire. Richard MacPhail with Oxford Archaeology, Oxford University, Wessex Archaeology and Nottingham County Council.

  21. England. Huntington, Cambridgeshire. Late Roman dark earth (Headland-MOLA Infrastructure). Richard MacPhail.

  22. England. Clandon Park. Hinemihi Maori Meeting House: People-based Conservation. Dean Sully with Ngäti Ragana; Ngäti Hinemihi; New Zealand Historic Places Trust; National Trust; and ICCROM.

  23. England. The Portable Antiquities Scheme Database as a Tool for Archaeological Research. Roger Bland with Katherine Robbins.

  24. England. Selmeston. East Sussex Early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery. Sue Harrington and Hazel Welch.

  25. England. Corpus of Roman Sculpture from South-East England. Martin Henig with Penny Coombe, Francis Grew, Kevin Haywood; British Academy; Museum of London.

  26. Britain. Composition, Corrosion and Origins of Medieval Window Glass. Ian Freestone with University of York.

  27. Ireland. Dublin. Metalworking in Viking Dublin. Justine Bayley with National Museum of Ireland.

  28. England. Lincoln. Metalwork and Metalworking in Viking Age Lincoln. Justine Bayley with Institute of Archaeology, Oxford.

  29. England. Prittlewell. The Princely Burial. Harriet White, Justine Bayley with MoLA.

  30. England. Chichester. Romanisation of Iron Age Precious Metals. Justine Bayley.

  31. England. Medieval Music Wire. Justine Bayley.

  32. England. Roman and Medieval Silver Production and Refining. Justine Bayley.

  33. England and Wales. Stones of Stonehenge. Mike Parker Pearson with Universities of Bournemouth and Southampton.

  34. England. Broadbridge Heath, West Sussex. Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval Settlement on the Sussex Weald. Andrew Margetts (CAA/ASE).

  35. England. Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties. Geophysics. Kris Lockyear, Ellen Shlasko and Andrew Bevan with various archaeological societies.

  36. England. Snodland, Kent Romano-British Villa. Giles Dawkes (CAA/ASE).

  37. UK. Arts and Humanities Research Council Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellowship. Rodney Harrison, Shakira Greaves, Hana Morel, Colin Sterling.

  38. UK, Greece, Spain. Arqueología Pública en el Contexto Mediterráneo. Chiara Bonacchi (sponsor) and Jaime Almansa Sánchez (visiting fellow).

  39. UK, USA, Canada. Digital Heritage Data Initiative. Chiara Bonacchi and Daniel Pett (British Museum), Matthew Battles (Harvard University), Shawn Graham (Carleton University) and Ethan Watrall (Michigan State University).

  40. Cambridgeshire. Soham. Iron Age and Roman agricultural landscape and Early Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Kieron Heard (ASE).

  41. East Sussex. Multiple projects conducted by ASE. Eastbourne. Pocock’s Field. Prehistoric, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval cemetery, salt-working, agriculture, occupation (Giles Dawkes); Seaford, Mesolithic to Bronze Age flint-working site (Karine Le Hégarat and Ed Blinkhorn); Uckfield, Late medieval Wealden Hall (Andrew Margetts); Brighton, bioarchaeological analysis of the Anglo-Saxon human remains collection from Brighton and Hove (Paola Ponce); Brighton Dome, early 19th century historic building recording (Michael Shapland); Lewes, Iron Age, medieval and post-medieval occupation (Dan Swift).

  42. Essex. Multiple projects conducted by ASE. Colchester. Severalls Hospital, early 20th century asylum historic building recording (Katya Harrow); Brightlingsea, Bronze Age, Roman and medieval field systems and medieval occupation (Kieron Heard); Stanway, prehistoric ring-ditch and cremation burial (Samara King); Witham, Iron Age enclosed settlement and landscape (Samara King); Ardleigh, Iron Age enclosure (Robin Wroe-Brown).

  43. Hampshire. Gosport. Fort Cumberland, 19th century Palmeston fort historic building recording. Michael Shapland (ASE).

  44. Kent. Multiple projects conducted by ASE. Ramsgate, Cliffsend, multi-period prehistoric ritual and agricultural landscape excavation (Giles Dawkes); Appledore, Medieval urban archaeology (Tom Munnery); Borough Green, Late Iron Age/early Roman farmstead (Greg Priestly-Bell).

  45. Suffolk. Red Lodge. Bronze Age ring-ditch enclosure, reused as site of Roman shrine? Angus Forshaw (ASE).

  46. West Sussex. Multiple projects conducted by ASE. Haywards Heath, Late Iron Age/Early Roman double-ditched enclosure (Catherine Douglas); Crawley, Medieval suburban and urban site (Kathryn Grant); Felpham, William Blake’s 18th century cottage historic building assessment (Hannah Green); Ifield, Medieval forge and early post-medieval mill site (Andrew Margetts); Billingshurst, Middle Iron Age-Roman settlement and landscape (Hayley Nicholls); Shoreham Airport, WW2 defences historic building assessment (Justin Russell); Haywards Heath, Middle Iron Age bloomery (Garrett Sheehan); Selsey Peninsula, Prehistoric and medieval occupation and landscape (Pip Stephenson and Kristina Kraweic).

  47. United Kingdom. MicroPasts. Andrew Bevan, Chiara Bonacchi, Daniel Pett, Jennifer Wexler with British Museum, and other museums, universities and archives in Europe, Asia and Northern America.

  48. United Kingdom. Iron Age and Roman Heritages: Exploring ancient identities in modern Britain. Chiara Bonacchi with Durham University, Departments of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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Fieldwork at Les Varines, Jersey (Photo Matt Pope).

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Stonehenge in the evening (Photo Mike Parker Pearson).

The Institute of Archaeology in London

Note: London is not depicted in enough detail for individual dots – these projects and collaborations are represented by a single red star.

  1. Science Museum. Developing and Running the April Late event on Wearable Technology. Theano Moussouri.

  2. Thames Discovery Programme. Nathalie Cohen, Gustav Milne and Eliott Wragg.

  3. The Gresham Ship Project. Dean Sully.

  4. Petrie Museum, UCL. Collections in Exile, Persons in Exile: Rethinking the Petrie Palestinian Collection. Beverley Butler with UCL; Tawfik Canaan Collection; and Birzeit University.

  5. Roman Fort Gate. Tim Williams, Gai Jorayev and Dean Sully, with Museum of London, City of London and English Heritage.

  6. John Dwight’s crucibles. Ian Freestone with Department of Earth Sciences, University of Padova.

  7. Tower of London. The Tudor Mint. Justine Bayley and Harriet White.

  8. Kingsway. Saxon Brass Ingots. Justine Bayley and Thilo Rehren with Museum of London; and CEZ Archäometrie, Mannheim.

  9. Natural History Museum and the V&A. Theano Moussouri and Eleni Vomvyla with the London Knowledge Lab.

  10. Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Kew Gardens. Botanical gardens, social issues and working with communities. Theano Moussouri.

  11. Conservation of Indigenous and Contemporary Heritage. Renata Peters in collaboration with various art schools in London.

  12. Islington. Elthorne Park & Islington Community Archaeology Project. Charlotte Frearson with Islington Museum and Council.

  13. London School of Economics. Mid to late Saxon to post-medieval urban archaeology. Sarah Ritchie (ASE).

  14. Queen’s Chapel, Savoy. Post-medieval cemetery. Lucy Sibun & Paola Ponce (ASE).

  15. Lambeth Palace Garden Museum. Archbishops’ crypt. Steve White (ASE).

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Anglo-Saxon graves from Soham, Cambridgeshire (Photo Kieron Heard).

The Institute of Archaeology in the rest of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

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Urban archaeology at the London School of Economics (Photo Sarah Ritchie).

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Preparing the grid for geophysics at the maritime port of Regae-Regisvilla, Italy (Photo Corinna Riva).