Community Resources

Teaching school children about archaeology at the Glendale Show, Northumberland. © Copyright ARS Ltd 2018
The launch of a reconstructed Dark Age hall at Maelmin near Milfield, Northumberland. © Copyright ARS Ltd 2018
Showing school children a human skeleton at Tarmac's Black Cat Quarry. © Copyright ARS Ltd 2018

The Joy of Flint by Clive Waddington

The Joy of Flint

This is a free, downloadable document (in PDF format). It provides an exciting introduction to the study of stone tools as practiced in Britain, as well as offering a guide to the lithic collections held by the Museum of Antiquities of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is by no means definitive nor in-depth but rather presents an accessible entry to the world of lithic studies, particularly suited for undergraduate students and interested newcomers to the subject.

> Download a PDF copy of ‘The Joy of Flint’


Community Archaeology Radiocarbon Dating (CARD) Fund

This scheme is intended to provide support to community groups and projects to acquire radiocarbon dates for their projects. For more information, see the CARD Fund page here >

ARS Public Access Library

The library in our Bakewell office is open to the public from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (books are not allowed to be taken out). The collection is extensive and includes complete runs of archaeological journals, over 1000 archaeological volumes, a substantial number of other offprints, and computer access to various online journals. If you wish to book a visit, please call the Bakewell office on 01629 814540. Our Library Catalogue is available should you wish to access it before booking a visit.

Project Development Service

For community groups and charities looking to get archaeological projects off the ground, we can provide free support and specialist project development and application assistance to selected projects. We have a national reputation, and are leaders in, supporting community groups to deliver inspirational projects at local, regional and national scales.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at our Bakewell office to see if we can help with your project.

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