The 'Lost Treasures' of Crossrail

Crossrail Article Image Guardian

ASE director Dominic Perring features in a recent Guardian article on the 'lost treasures' unearthed in the Crossrail excavations. 

12th June 2017

The Lost Archbishops of Canterbury


ASE were delighted to work on the Garden Museum site in Lambeth, which has recently sparked public interest with the discovery of the 'lost' Archbishops of Canterbury.

19th April 2017

ASE's Ellen Heppell on 'Britain at Low Tide'

2003 Herician Fort Excavation

Ellen Heppell from ASE's Historic Environment team features on the fantastic Channel 4 series 'Britain at Low Tide' this Saturday, 3rd December at 8pm. Ellen joins the CITiZAN team in looking at a Herician fort in Essex.

28th November 2016

ASE Director on the Mystery of the Crossrail skulls

Human skeletal remains

ASE Director Dom Perring will feature in the programme Mystery of the Crossrail Skulls to be broadcast on Channel 4 on 24 April. The programme follows the investigation into dozens of Roman skulls found beneath Liverpool Street station in London during the Crossrail project.

21st April 2016

Ravenscourt Park Excavations

Ravenscourt Park excavations

In August 2015 Archaeology South-East were commissioned by The Friends of Ravenscourt Park (London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham) to undertake the first ever archaeological investigation in the park, targeting the 14th century remains of Palingswick Manor.

27th October 2015

Archaeology South-East Newsletters available online

Archaeology South-East Newsletter

Since November 2014 Archaeology South-East has been creating an occasional Newsletter, we aim to produce these with increasing regularity with about three editions each year. Edition 3 is now available on this new area of the website along with the two earlier editions.

Do get in touch if you want to be added to the mailing list.

1st October 2015

Archaeology South-East relocate their Essex office

Essex office relocate to Witham

As of 8th September, Archaeology South-East has relocated its Essex office from Braintree to Witham. Located on the Eastways Industrial Estate, close to the town’s railway station, the refitted premises will provide improved space and facilities for its expanding commercial operations across the east of England.

The new Essex office address is: 27 Eastways, Witham, Essex CM8 3YQ

18th September 2015

We have just taken delivery of our latest ASE Spoilheap publication monograph!

Around the ancient track - Diccon Hart

This volume, 'Around the Ancient Track: Archaeological Excavations for the Brighton and Hove Waste Water Treatment Works and adjacent housing at Peacehaven, East Sussex' by Diccon Hart, brings together three extensive excavations that have transformed our understanding of past use of the South Downs.

1st September 2015

UCL Student survey for Masters dissertation in Managing Archaeological Sites

Online Resources Survey

One of the students at the Institute of archaeology is conducting a survey of website and social media use in the heritage sector for her MA in Managing Archaeological Sites. ASE encourage you to complete the short web questionnaire.

11th August 2015

ASE Director quoted in The Telegraph

Severed heads of Dacian warriors held by Roman auxiliaries

ASE Director, Dom Perring, quoted in 'The mystery of the headless skeleton revealed by Crossrail', which reports on the discovery of decapitated skulls close to the course of the River Walbrook.

5th June 2015

Big Parks Project, Grand Opening


On Saturday 7th March the Big Parks Project in Peacehaven is having a Grand Opening Event. There will be puppet shows and circus skills, a bar, music, bike rides and interactive archaeology. ASE will be there running a stand and activities. This promises to be a fun and interesting event.

More information can be found by going to:

23rd February 2015

Brighton 3650BC to 2015AD: The People, Place and Archaeology of Whitehawk Camp

Dig Whitehawk Talk

Thursday 5th March. The event is free to attend and there is no need to book. The talk will take place at The Old Courtroom, 118 Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UD

More information can be found by going to:

23rd February 2015

Join us at Dig Whitehawk events this winter!

reconstruction drawing of Whitehawk Hill

Get close to history with the Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology's family archaeology day. This is a free, drop-in event suitable for all ages. The event is hosted by Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

More information can be found by going to:

6th January 2015

News from excavations at Barnham, West Sussex

A selection of potsherds from the Barnham excavations.

Excavations undertaken by ASE over the past month in Barnham, West Sussex have revealed a sequence of Roman farmstead enclosures and potential pre-enclosure phase of activities. The main period of occupation spans the first to second centuries AD and may have started in the late Iron Age before the Roman conquest in AD43.

The site has been attracting interest from the local and national news.

10th November 2014

Archived News Stories


'Recent Research at ASE' Session at IoA

Archaeology South-East will be holding a session presenting recent research undertaken by the units staff at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL in room 209. Presentations will cover a range of research topics carried out across the South-East.

'Brexit, Archaeology & Heritage' Workshop

The Institute of Archaeology, UCL, is hosting a one-day workshop reflecting on the effect of Brexit on Archaeology and Heritage. ASE staff member Isa Benedetti-Whitton and Gai Jorayev of CAA will be presenting in the morning session on the practical impacts of Brexit.

Medmerry Seminar with Wine Reception

The Enviromental Agency's Medmerry Realignment Scheme will be discussed by Jim Stevens and Kristina Krawiec of Archaeology South-East as part of the Thames Estuary Partnership In Touch Seminar Series. This will be held in Lecture theatre G6 in UCL's Institute of Archaeology.

Wine Reception and Book Launch in new ASE Essex offices

Archaeology South-East are delighted to invite you to a wine reception to celebrate the relocation of the Essex office of Archaeology South-East and the publication of three new SpoilHeap volumes. This is an invitation event, so please contact us at if you would like to attend.

CAA Seminar Series

Archaeology South-East are pleased to announce that they will be holding seminars exploring the value of contract archaeology. The events are free, no need to book and all are welcome to attend.

For more information visit the CAA Seminar Series website.

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