Founded in 1974 as the Trust for Wessex Archaeology by members of the earlier Wessex Archaeological Committee, it took its present name in 1979 and became one of the first rescue archaeology units in the country, focussing on the rich concentration of sites in and around Salisbury Plain. Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from Greek grc ἀρχαιολογία archaiologia – grc ἀρχαῖος archaīos The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Salisbury (ˈsɒlzbri ˈsɔːlzbri ('Solzbry' or ˈzɔːwzbri ('Zawzbry' — moving from RP to local dialect) is a cathedral city in the Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Rescue archaeology, sometimes called "preventive" or "salvage" archaeology is archaeological survey and excavation carried out in areas threatened by or revealed by Salisbury Plain is a Chalk Plateau in central southern England covering. Since the advent of developer-funded archaeology and PPG 16 it has expanded its commercial operations across southern England and the Midlands and includes a large maritime archaeology office. Planning Policy Guidance 16 Archaeology and Planning commonly abbreviated as PPG 16, is a document produced by the British Government to advise local planning authorities Maritime archaeology (also known as marine archaeology) is a discipline that studies human interaction with the Sea, lakes and rivers through the study of vessels
It is a registered charity with stated aims to promote public education about archaeology. One of its staff is Time Team's Phil Harding. Time Team is a British television series that has aired on Channel 4 since 1994 Phil Harding may refer to Phil Harding (archaeologist, British field archaeologist and television personality on Time Team Phil
Darvill, T (ed. English Heritage is a Non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government ( Department for Culture Media and Sport) with a broad remit of ) (2003). Oxford Concise Dictionary of Archaeology, Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280005-1.