Latest Research

On these pages you will find our digital magazine Historic England Research as well as articles about our the work we carry out or fund. Our latest issue in web page format focuses on archaeological research carried out -or supported by- Historic England. You can also download this latest issue as a free PDF magazine.

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Introduction to Issue 16

Introducing recent highlights of archaeological research from Historic England, current in Summer 2020.

Roman Richborough

Recent work allows a new plan or Richborough Roman fort to be presented and contributes to understanding a site of international importance.

Archaeology From a Distance

Aerial archaeology as social distancing: find out how the Historic England aerial survey team has adapted to restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Landscape Archaeology at Rievaulx

Find out how landscape archaeology is adding to our knowledge of the significant medieval abbey at Rievaulx, North Yorkshire.

Latton Priory Essex

Recent research sheds new light on a previously poorly documented medieval priory at Latton, Essex, including the location of an annual fair.

Mount Pleasant: Geophysical Survey

New geophysical survey results at Mount Pleasant Henge reveal details of a more complex site still threatened by the plough.

The 'Gunnes' of the Hazardous Prize

Research into the armament and wrecking of the early 18th century warship 'Hazardous Prize'.

The London: Specialists & Artefacts

Scientific analysis of the finds from the wreck of the London has revealed a wealth of information about life aboard a 17th century Royal Navy Vessel.

Biodiversity and Land Use

Research exploring how the interplay between the natural environment, climate and human land use has shaped the landscapes of the British Isles.

Creating an Atlas of Animal Bones

Work on a resource to provide a key identification aid for distinguishing between the different animal species found on archaeological sites.

Back Issues

Here you can download back issues of Historic England Research magazine and its predecessor Research News.

Rooswijk Shipwreck Post Excavation

Find out how a team of specialists is researching and conserving the artefacts from the 18th-century shipwreck of the Rooswijk.

The 'London' Wreck

Work on the 'London' wreck has revealed a wealth of information about this 17th-century warship.

30 Years of Flying in the North

Celebrating the achievements of Historic England's aerial recording programme in the North of England.

50 Years of Flying for Heritage

Learn about discoveries made in over 50 years of flying by Historic England aerial photographers and their predecessors.

Rediscovering Australia

Find out about a project to restore a 'lost' chalk map cut into a Wiltshire hillside by First World War Australian troops.

Challenges for Archaeology

Announcing a project to work towards solutions to important issues within the archaeology sector in England.

Staffordshire Hoard

Update of progress of research into the stunning Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard.

Preserving Archaeological Remains

A behind the scenes look at recent guidelines for best practice in preserving archaeological sites

Organic Residue Analysis

Describing the thinking behind Historic England's 2017 guide to organic residue analysis and what this technique can bring to archaeology.

Why the Old Stone Age Still Matters

Exploring the importance of evidence for early human activity in Britain

The National Pipe Archive

Historic England funding enables online access to digital resources and guidance notes from the National Pipe Archive.

Research is Enriching the List

Find out how Historic England research is enriching the National Heritage List for England- and how you can help too.