Materials Science & Industrial Processes
Archaeologists routinely recover evidence for the production of metal and glass objects. Much of this evidence consists of waste materials which are not always easy to identify. Historic England, and its predecessor English Heritage, have produced technical guidance sampling strategies for the recovery of these waste materials, and their subsequent identification and study, This page provides an introduction to these documents.
This document provides practical guidance on how to investigate sites where pottery production has taken place.Learn more
This document provides guidance for good practice in the recovery, analysis and publication of organic residues from archaeological sites.Learn more
The aim of these guidelines is to help archaeologists to recover, identify and interpret waste from the production and working of glass in Britain, from the Bronze Age to the early 20th century.Learn more
This Standard is intended for use in all types of archaeological project, including those run by community groups, professional contractors and research institutions.Learn more