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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.



A series of talks looking at the early residents of Teesside.  Presented by Robin Daniels from Tees Archaeology, at Preston Park Museum.


Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology will be doing a short series of three talks on the archaeology of the area at Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees. Each talk will look in detail at one of the major excavated sites in the area and set it within its period.


Tuesday 18 September 2018 – Noisy Neighbours (Horses, Dogs and Blacksmiths) : The Iron Age settlement at Thorpe Thewles (FREE)


Tuesday 16 October 2018 – Posh Neighbours (Central Heating, Baths and Wine) : The Roman Villa at Ingleby Barwick


Tuesday 20 November 2018 - Quiet Neighbours (Bones, Bracelets and Burial Goods) : The Saxon Cemetery at Norton


All talks take place from 10.00-11.00am in the Music Room. Please book in person or by ringing 01642 527375. £2.00, including refreshments (no charge for September talk).


We produce an electronic newsletter periodically.

The latest issue is No. 16 (May 2018). 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

We 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.



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 page 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, and leading projects to record the buildings of Skelton, investigate the medieval settlement of Eryholme, and record the buildings of Church Street in Hartlepool (see below). The report for the archaeological excavations at Dalton-on-Tees in 2016 is now available here.


Exploring the Buildings of Skelton

September 10th to 14th 2018



As part of the Skelton Townscape Heritage Project, Tees Archaeology is leading a project to record the buildings of the historic core of Skelton. You can find out more about the project here, and apply to volunteer here.


Medieval Eryholme Project, North Yorkshire

October 3rd, 5th & 6th 2018



As part of the River Tees Rediscovered project, Tees Archaeology is working with Professor Tony Pollard to investigate the medieval settlement of Eryholme. The project will comprise a workshop and two days of geophysical survey, you can book a place here.


Exploring the buildings of Church Street Conservation Area, Hartlepool

October 22nd to 26th 2018



As part of the Church Street Revival Townscape Heritage Scheme, this project will record the buildings within the conservation area. You can find out more about the project here, and apply to volunteer here.


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



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