Archaeological research resources

The Museum of London Archaeological Archive documents archaeological excavations in Greater London. Organisations performing fieldwork must deposit certain information with the Archaeological Archive. Find out what to tell us and how.

Fieldwork charges and standards

Here you will find information and downloads on:

  • requirements and standards for documenting fieldwork
  • charges
  • standards for deposition.

If you want further guidance, after checking our resources here, please get in touch.
email: [email protected]

Fieldwork roundups

Each year, roundups for all fieldwork in the Greater London area have to be submitted for publication in the London Archaeologist and the online catalogue of the Museum of London Archaeological Archive.

Fieldwork roundups must be prepared by the archaeological organisations responsible for undertaking the fieldwork and submitted to the Archaeological Archive for final editing.

We then compile the fieldwork roundups and submit them to the London Archaeologist for publication.

Fieldwork roundups should adhere to the following requirements and preferred vocabulary should be used.

Contact us

If you have any questions about preparing fieldwork roundups, please contact Cath Maloney.
email: [email protected]

Charges

The Archaeological Archive charges for the issue of site codes for new archaeological projects in Greater London.

The charge, which is £50 per site code, covers the administration costs of the management and maintenance of the archaeological site directory. Local archaeological societies are exempt from these charges.

The Archaeological Archive also charges for archive deposition by all commercial contractors. These charges cover the costs of managing the archives to help ensure their long-term preservation and access. As with the site codes, local archaeological societies are exempt from these charges.

For a full breakdown of the deposition charges, please consult the Archaeological Archive Tariff for Deposition of Archives (PDF 50kb, opens in a new tab). The charges are exclusive of VAT.

Standards

The Museum of London Archaeological Archive accepts archaeological archives relating to the London boroughs and the City of London, provided that they conform to our published Standards for Deposition.

See our guidance note for recording registered finds for further information.

Introductory sections

Part 1: Types and Contents

Editorial Standards

Part 3: Legal considerations

Part 4: Appendices

Part 4: Term lists

Part 5: Proformas

Part 6: Additional resources