Welcome to Altogether Archaeology
The aim of the group is to promote awareness of the archaeological heritage of the North Pennines and the surrounding area; by the involvement of its members of all ages; in archaeological fieldwork and research. We will provide opportunities for members to extend their knowledge of archaeological methods and practice by research, fieldwork and training.

We will be working with professional archaeologists and other partners to develop a fuller understanding of the rich and diverse heritage of the area in which we live and work.

No previous experience is required as training will be given. Archaeological fieldwork is a marvellous way to exercise and meet like minded folk. Our membership ranges far and wide with most members living from North Yorkshire to Northumbria and Cumbria to the east coast. I hope to see you soon.

Altogether Archaeology Fieldwork 2023
Gueswick 2023 Excavation
In the spring of 2023, Altogether Archaeology (AA) has requested our friends in Swaledale, SWAAG (swaag.org), to use their Bartington Magnetometry to survey of much of the remaining northern half of the field which we partially excavated in the summer of 2022.

The two trenches at the bottom right of the image are the 2022 excavation trenches 4 and 5. The area that will be surveyed for magnetic anomalies in May is the flat area beyond the trenches  and before the ground starts to fall away towards the River Tees. The area around the upper left corner of the image may be the main source of water.

Members can book their place on the dig now. It extends from 12-08-2023 to 03-09-2023. For contact details see Activities in the Menu column.

Gilmonby 2023 Excavation
Above image shows the 2022 Gilmonby Excavation.
Beverley Still will be the lead archaeologist continuing her research of this site. Dates from previous work show the site has been used from early Bronze Age.
Excavation dates:  01-07-2023 to 23-07-2023, See Activity page for contact details.

 Twelve Altogether Archaeology members  assisted in transcribing some of the Northumberland Name Books to create a comprehensive database. You can now see their work as the database is now available to search.

Altogether Archaeology Honorary President
Stewart Ainsworth
About us...

Altogether Archaeology is a community group that exists to further our understanding of archaeology throughout the North Pennines.

It began life as a North Pennines AONB project, designed and managed by Paul Frodsham and largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), that ran from 2010 until 2015 when Altogether Archaeology (AA) was reformed as an independent community group. The main study area being the North Pennines between the A66 and A69 roads. From March 2020 Altogether Archaeology became a Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (England & Wales) Number 1188483 Altogether Archaeology.      Read the latest Newsletter here

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