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.

 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 Archaeolgy Fieldwork 2020

Holwick 2019 (3rdSeason) Report available here

Altogether Archaeolgy Fieldwork 2020
Alas, like many groups the Covid-19 Pandemic regulations essentially stopped all our planned fieldwork projects. The regulations did allow Perry to work independently at Gueswick as part of his university course. Secondly, AA invited https://www.terrace.no/ to look at the terracing at Gueswick, as professional archaeologists they were able to do that. The results of their work will eventually be available on their website.
Gueswick Hills Survey 2019
Report is available
The 2021 Guiswick report will be available around Easter 2022.

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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Fieldwork Task Group

2022 Excavations

Greta Valley July 2nd  to July 24th: - Beverley Still - Durham University - and one of our members, is involved with a research project exploring the Prehistoric Landscape of Upper Teesdale. She has kindly invited AA members to an excavation in the Greta Valley. 

Gueswick near Cotherstone in Teesdale: Monday August 8th to August 28th. The lead archaeologist will be Dr Rob Young.

Kirkhaugh - Nr Alston.  An exploratory excavation of the possible Roman Road will take place between 25th and the 29th of September.


Participants must be AA members. Contact Tony using: altogetherarchaeology@gmail.com