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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 approximately every 3 months.

The latest issue is No. 14 (September 2016). 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.

Archaeology talks at Preston Park Museum
Tees Archaeology has teamed up with Preston Park Museum to bring you a series of talks about the heritage of the local area covering the first inhabitants to the arrival of the Normans. There will also be a chance to handle objects from the museum’s collection.
The talks will take place at the Museum on the last Wednesday of the month between April and October. For further information please click here.
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.

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

Forthcoming Events...



Excavation in the medieval village of Dalton on Tees

We will be working with local people to excavate a number of trial pits in this medieval settlement. Booking for this event is now closed, many thanks to all those who have volunteered and we look forward to seeing you next week!


More dates for your diary

Tees Archaeology has organised the following events as part of River Tees Rediscovered.  Full details will be made available via the River Tees Rediscovered website when final arrangements have been put in place.



  • Living & Fighting in the 17th Century Dayschool, Saturday 15th October, at the Dorman Museum; Battlefields Trust, Dorman Museum, Tees Archaeology; book here (please note booking for this event is through the Dorman Museum)


  • North Gare and World War II Workshop, Monday 17th October all day with site visits, led by Tees Archaeology with Natural England, further details and booking form here


New Booklet: Hunting the Hunter-Gatherers

We are pleased to announce a new digital booklet titled Hunting the Hunter-Gatherers: Mesolithic Teesside.

The booklet 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 for free here.



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