Lithoscapes Archaeological Research:

We are an academic education organisation established in 2012. As an educational organisation, consultancy and think-tank, our mission is to undertake archaeological, historical and geographic research. While our emphasis has been on prehistory and lithics, we also have extensive experience and worked in other aspects of archaeology, history, and geography. Through our research, we advise, support, promote, and educate on best practices for the study of archaeology and history. This includes studying, recovering, analysing artefacts (especially lithic artefacts and assemblages) and manuscripts, display, and publication. Our work helps to inform interested members of the public, professionals, and educators undertake research and teaching. It also helps inform key decision-makers —national and regional— in implementing and designing sustainable policies that safeguard our shared historic cultural heritage.

Our Work

  • We undertake research and policy studies in lithic analysis, archaeology and history in order to provide research frameworks and to promote standards and best practice.
  • We educate on all aspects of archaeology and history to archaeologists and historians.
  • We work with academic, commercial, community, and amateur archaeologists, heritage professionals, university students, school pupils, and teachers.
  • We encourage interaction between the public, commercial, and academic archaeologists, geographers, and historians.
  • We advise on proven best practices in dealing with archaeological and historical evidence (especially lithic artefacts and assemblages), including their recovery, analysis, archival storage, display and publication.
  • Our work helps to inform key decision-makers—national and regional—in designing sustainable policies that safeguard our shared prehistoric cultural heritage.

We Aim To

  • Foster and promote openness and co-operation in the study of archaeology and history.
  • Support All historical, archaeological and lithic studies in all sectors through education and research on best practice.
  • Work towards the goal of eliminating the disparity in archaeological and historical practice between amateur groups, commercial organisations, academia, and schools by giving everyone access to our research.
  • Work Enable all stakeholders to make useful contributions, to increase our understanding of and help preserve our prehistoric heritage for future generations.
  • Operate as an open and transparent peer-reviewed organisation where technical excellence, people and diversity are valued.

We Reject

  • Any attempts by vested interests, or ‘closed’ organisations to dominate, restrict or impose research agendas without consent, stifle free speech, and research activities.
  • Stealing and appropriation of research ideas, data, or plagiarism.
  • Closed interests where errors can lie hidden and poor quality is accepted.
  • Poor standards in archaeological or historical research.
  • Closed or restricted access to archaeological information, collections, or resources.

Our Core Values

  • The home for our activities should be an independent organisation.
  • To be transparent and open.
  • Our activities should be through positive encouragement and co-operation that facilitates individuals and organisations to work, participate, and collaborate as equals alongside other contributors within the broader archaeological and historical community.
  • Our research informs our work which helps us to work with and advise our clients and other stakeholders.

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Last Updated: 19/02/2021