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Welcome to the Tees Archaeology website. This page will be kept up to date with the latest news and events. Please browse the rest of the site for more in-depth information on our activities and the heritage of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.



We produce an electronic newsletter periodically.

The latest issue is No. 15 (August 2017). Please visit our Downloads page to access previous issues.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact us at teesarchaeology@hartlepool.gov.uk.



Web access to the Historic Environment Record

Tees Archaeology maintains a record (Historic Environment Record, or HER) of all the known archaeological sites in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.  You can now view summary data from our HER here.

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Booklet Downloads  

Our full range of archaeological booklets are available as free pdf downloads. These include the now out of print Anglo-Saxon Teesside booklet. Other booklets in the series cover the Iron Age, Roman, Viking and Medieval periods.


The booklets are designed to give an overview of each period and are aimed at the general reader.

Anglo-Saxon Booklet Cover

Other recent booklets include 'Hunting the Hunter-Gatherers: Mesolithic Teesside'. This brings together information about the first people of Teesside during the Mesolithic Period (around 10,000 - 4,000 BC).


The booklet is aimed at the general reader and a series of reconstructions have been produced by local artist Nigel Dobbyn. You can download it free here and we have copies avaliable for sale in the shop.

Please visit our Downloads pages to see what else we have to offer.



In Autumn 2018 we will be holding workshops to present the results of work at Piercebridge and Dalton-on-Tees.


Please also look out for a new set out talks at Preston Hall Museum (we are finalising dates at the moment).


We will also be carrying out a project at Eryholme as part of the Community Archaeology programme of River Tees Rediscovered.



Forthcoming Events

Sunday 1st July 2018, 10am to 3.30pm

Open day at Boroughgate, Skelton


Open day at the excavation of the Deserted Medieval Borough of Skelton. A chance to see the excavations and discover what has been found (location map). Ben Westwood from the Portable Antiquities Scheme will also be present with objects to handle and he will be happy to identify any of your finds.



We have new web pages for the River Tees Rediscovered Community Archaeology Projects and the Skelton Townscape Heritage Scheme available, take a look!

We also have a new booklet hot off the presses,

The First Great Civil War in the Tees Valley: 1642-1646



You can order a copy from our shop or

download a pdf here.



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