This page provides links to a number of interactive teaching and research resources for material culture studies. The list reflects the research interest and expertise of the staff and postgraduate students at Newcastle University, and is by no means omni-comprehensive.

Teaching Resources 

  • Identifact is an interactive learning resource that aids the study of Classical Architecture, Greek pottery and Roman artefacts through digital flash-cards
  • Inscripta is an e-learning resource aimed at teaching students to transcribe, transliterate and translate Romano-British inscriptions, using examples from the collections held in the Great North Museum: Hancock 
  • E-companion to Greene and Moore Archaeology, 5th Edition (Routledge). This website contains an array of online resources for students and teachers linked to a classic archaeology textbook (written by former Newcastle staff Dr Kevin Greene). These include updated links to resources, archives and documents, an online glossary to test knowledge of key concepts, student multiple choice questions, and a Time Team game. 
  • Roman Finds Group Videos. Twelve videos that provide insights into the role of artifacts in Roman life and society.
  • Newcastle University Teachers’ Toolkit. This website hosts an extensive range of innovative online resources for teachers including short interactive exercises, images and videos developed by Newcastle staff. The Archaeology and History resources include artefact-centred activities about Greek warfare, 20th century conflict and many other topics.
  • NEW - Experimental Arhcaeology at Newcastle UniversityThis documentary illustrates the work of EXARN, the Experimental Archaeology Newcastle group. EXARN are a cohort of PhD students specialising in experimental ways to conduct archaeological research. This documentary was created by a team of Creative Arts Practice MA students at Newcastle University's Culture Lab. In this documentary you'll learn about the unique and vital ability of experimental archaeology to connect people in an exciting, tangible and meaningful way to the past.

Research Resources 

  • Published by W. H. Manning in 1976, the Catalogue of Romano-British Ironwork in the Museum of Antiquities is the complete catalogue of the Romano-British ironwork held in the collections of the Museum of Antiquities of Newcastle University and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (now the GNM).
  • The Cutting Edge website provides access to thousands of records for archaeological and ethnographic tools and weapons held by the Great North Museum: Hancock and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. The records include high-resolution images of the objects and their cutting edges, which enable artefact specialists and use-wear analysts to plan their research from remote work-stations.
  • The Portable Antiquities Scheme encourages the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Its website hosts a large database of small finds and a number of useful resources including a Bronze Age Object Guide.
  • The British Museum This website hosts one of the largest searchable databases of world archaeology artefacts.
  • Historic England This website hosts a wealth of useful information concerning archaeology in the UK including downloadable publications about heritage protection, artefact conservation and scientific methods of artefact analysis
  • The Archaeology Data Service supports archaeological research with freely available, high quality digital resources. Its website hosts a great number of searchable archives and a wealth of ‘grey literature’ concerning archaeological sites and material culture studies in the UK.
  • Potsherd is an Atlas of Roman pottery which also provides further links to important resources for Roman pottery studies including archives, maps and databases.