Archaeologists excavating features with upstanding ruins of Roman walls in the background.
The excavation of the Claudian gate at Richborough, 2020. © Historic England. Photographer credit T Wilmott.
The excavation of the Claudian gate at Richborough, 2020. © Historic England. Photographer credit T Wilmott.

Celebrating Archaeology

Historic England are delighted to support the Festival of Archaeology, which in 2020 rises to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic to give ordinary people fascinating insights into how archaeologists work and what archaeological discoveries can tell us about the way people lived in the past. From this page you can find out how Historic England's Archaeologists contribute to understanding the past and discover more resources for you to learn more about archaeology.

Meet our archaeologists

Longer archaeological reads

Really get into the archaeology zone with our archaeological themed edition of Latest Research highlights.

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