Following work from Daniel Cesarani during his time volunteering within the IHR Library, the Library team have recently compiled a guide to the Library’s Archaeology holdings.
The guide provides a general overview of the Library’s archaeological holdings, details where the collections can be located and documents selected topics within the collection. The themes that are highlighted include archaeological dig reports, guides to excavations and archaeological society reports and proceedings. In particular, the collection holds works detailing the archaeology of the city of London. The collection guide also provides details of the Library’s holdings on the theory of archaeology and the study of material culture more generally.
The guide complements and refers to other collections within the Library, most notably the Maps and British collections, whilst also suggesting other relevant libraries and institutions with extensive holdings on archaeology.