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Archaeology Data Service

The Archaeology Data Service supports research, learning and teaching with freely available, high quality and dependable digital resources. It does this by preserving digital data in the long term, and by promoting and disseminating a broad range of data in archaeology. It’s two main resources are it’s rapidly expanding archive of both previously published and so called “grey” literature, alongside ARCHSEARCH, which indexes over 1.3 million metadata records, including ADS collections and metadata harvested from UK historic environment inventories.

The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain: an online resource

Hosted by the ADS. This resource brings together the excavated evidence for the rural settlement of Roman Britain with the over-arching aim to inform a comprehensive reassessment of the countryside of Roman Britain. It includes both traditionally published reports and 'grey literature' reports from developer-funded excavations since 1990.

The project arose from pilot projects undertaken by Cotswold Archaeology and funded by Historic England and it began in 2012. It is funded by grants from the Leverhulme Trust to the Universities of Reading and York (ADS)2 and from Historic England to Cotswold Archaeology.3

This online presentation of the project is an interactive multilayered map based system. Rather unfortunate they have used such out of date information for their roads mapping.

Roman Inscriptions of Britain

Built by one of our members, Scott Vanderbilt, this website hosts Volume One of The Roman Inscriptions of Britain, R.G. Collingwood's and R.P. Wright's magisterial edition of 2,401 monumental inscriptions from Britain found prior to 1955. It also incorporates all Addenda and Corrigenda published in the 1995 reprint of RIB (edited by R.S.O. Tomlin) and the annual survey of inscriptions published in Britannia since.

Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a project to encourage the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. The database is easily searchable online, and provides a detailed record of each recorded find, including photographs.

Lacus Curtius - Into the Roman World

Bill Thayer has, since 2001, digitised many works related to the Roman world .These include 51 complete source texts, with translations, along with many relatively modern out of copyright works, including Thomas Codrington’s Roman Roads in Britain.

Academia.edu

An underutilised source of a wide range of papers including an increasing number of relevance to roads research.Mike Bishop and John Peterson are regular contributors

Roman Britain

Not without its issues, but still the most comprehensive online gazetteer of Roman Britain, now currently being rebuilt.

Archaeological Journal

The Royal Archaeological Institute has made the content of the Archaeological Journal from 1894 to 1963 freely available online, through ADS. Papers are available to download as individual pdf files.