Post-Medieval Fieldwork in Britain and Northern Ireland

Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, 2010 (updated 2011)

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Introduction

The on-line version of Post-Medieval Fieldwork in Britain and Northern Ireland (PMFBNI) is a new venture for the Post-Medieval Archaeology journal, featuring a searchable digital database for these annually submitted excavation summaries. Generously supported by grants from English Heritage, this new resource has been developed in tandem with the Society for Medieval Archaeology. The majority of Scottish entries are extracted from the annual journal Discovery and Excavation in Scotland, courtesy of Archaeology Scotland. The database for medieval summaries is available here.

Little Cassiobury, Watford: Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2007 (copyright Archaeological Services and Consultancy Ltd)

The new database, commencing with reports from the 2007 fieldwork season, will link individual sites, through their OASIS identifiers, to the relevant records in the Library of Unpublished Fieldwork Reports, providing access to a wide range of data and grey literature. The aim is to eventually enter also the backlog of previously published round-ups.

The digital database enables the user to conduct a range of searches, by region, year or keyword. Together with the access to a range of unpublished reports, through the grey literature library, this will make Post-Medieval Fieldwork in Britain and Northern Ireland a truly excellent period-based resource.

The annual excavation summaries, reported in the Journal for Post-Medieval Archaeology since 1967, provide an important resource for both researchers in the field and the general public. To see Guidelines for contributors, both for extended and regular reports, please visit the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology website.