Series: East Anglian Archaeology

East Anglian Archaeology
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Primary Contact: Jenny Glazebrook email


East Anglian Archaeology (EAA) is a peer-reviewed regional monograph series directed by an editorial board of professional archaeologists. The series provides an outlet for work making a significant contribution to archaeological research in the region. Responsibility for publication rests with the board in partnership with ALGAO (East of England), and each report in the series is published by the originating body in conjunction with ALGAO East. The series is supported by Historic England and hosted by the Historic Environment Service, Norfolk County Council.

EAA was established in 1975 and publishes archaeological evidence of all periods from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. The series now runs to 180 titles which encompass a huge range of topics by site, period and theme. It is a unique corpus of archaeological information whose value lies not only in the individual titles but in the series as a whole. EAA is enhanced and extended by each new report, providing enormous potential for synthesis and research.

Although it is a regional series, EAA publishes work of national and international significance — see for instance reports on Anglo-Saxon settlements and cemeteries, the Fenland Survey, and major development schemes in the Ouse Valley and Norwich city centre. EAA also documents the changing face of archaeology in Britain over four decades, from rescue excavation to developer-funded projects, changes in theoretical approach and developments in scientific process.


The collection contains all but two of the reports published in EAA since 1975, with very recently published reports available only in Abstract form. The reports have been made available online in searchable pdf form together with their microfiche and any large foldout plans but without the additional material on CD-ROM. New titles will be added to the collection each year.

The format of EAA reports has changed a great deal since 1975. Early reports with their plain brown covers were printed from layouts produced on a typewriter. By 1983 reports were professionally typeset with illustrations 'stripped in' at print stage and archive material included on microfiche. Since 2003, reports have been printed from entirely digital layouts, sometimes accompanied by archive material on CD-ROM.

The pdf versions of EAA 1-100 have been scanned from the original publications, and the scans may be unclear in places. In case of doubt, users should consult the original print publication. For more information about EAA and how to obtain print copies of reports, visit