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If you would like to borrow our resources or would like further information, please contact us via the email below or visit us at The Hive:

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service (WAAS)
The Hive, Sawmill Walk
The Butts,

The information presented here is taken from a number of local, regional and national projects. It is a culmination of research in Worcestershire that followed on from the Shotton project and was developed over the course of around 15 years through funding predominantly from Historic England (previously English Heritage) and Heritage Lottery Fund. Further funding from other sources, including Arts Council England, has also allowed for presentation of that research in the form of exhibitions, art installations, talks and written literature. It is intended that future research will build on this work and improve our knowledge of this fascinating period of our early prehistory.

Firstly, thanks are due to all the funding bodies; Historic England/English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, West Midlands Museum Development, Council for British Archaeology West Midlands, Tomlinson-Brown Trust, Severn Waste and Worcestershire Archaeological Society.

Secondly to the professionals, specialists and organisations who contributed support and expertise. The partner organisations are Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, Museums Worcestershire, The Hive, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust and The Finds Liaison Officers of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.  Individuals who provided specialist archaeological or geological support include Professor Richard Bryant, Nick Daffern, Professor Ian Fairchild, Professor David Keen, Dr ATO Lang, Dr Peter Oliver, Dr Andrew Shaw, Dr Paul Whitehead.

The artwork and photography commissioned during the projects, and displayed here, are by the following authors; AerialCam (aerial photography), Andi Watson (Ice Age characters), Pighill Illustration (mammal reconstructions), Steve Rigby (Kemerton reconstruction) and WAAS digitisation team (artefact photography). If you wish to reproduce any of the images on this website, please get in touch.