May 9, 2020
As we are all stuck at home for the foreseeable future, we thought we would put together a few online archaeology resources that you might find useful.
Online Research: With record offices shut, here are some useful websites which will help you continue research.
Historic Environment Record (HER) & Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) etc.
East Midlands Archaeological Research Framework
Geological & topographical information
- https://enfarchsoc.org/opendata/ (LiDAR)
- https://houseprices.io/lab/lidar/map (LiDAR)
- https://www.flickr.com/photos/environmentagencyopensurveydata/albums (LiDAR)
Historical & archaeological background, reports, journals etc.
Domesday Book & place names
Historic Maps (National Library of Scotland)
Trade Directories and other special collections
Aerial and historic photographs
Council for British Archaeology have put together an enormous resource hub for adults and children, including links to useful websites, online talks, podcasts, videos etc.
Archaeology on Furlough may be of interest to some. Primarily aimed at commercial archaeologists who are currently out of work but open to all, Archaeology on Furlough provides archaeologists with access to volunteer projects that can be done from home. It also has a very useful section listing free archaeological resources on the internet
Online museums and virtual tours: Take a trip through some of the world’s greatest collections including the British Museum’s Museum of the World.
Google Arts and Culture has a huge archive of digital content from over 2000 museums and archives.
Take a virtual tour of five historical sites from across the globe with Google’s interactive trek experiences. Highlights include the Great Pyramids at Giza, Petra, Angkor, Taj Mahal and Venice.
Online courses: FutureLearn currently has over 40 history courses available including 5 archaeology courses.
DigVentures also have online courses.