Works on archaeology can be found in a number of the library’s collections ranging from books on the theory of archaeology and material culture, reports on specific excavations sites to a range of journals found physically in the library or accessible electronically from the library’s PCs.
The majority of works on archaeology can be found in the library’s British collections (General British: classmark B, English Local: classmark BC, Ireland: classmark BI, London: classmark BL, Scotland: classmark BS and Wales: classmark BW). Some works, however, can be found in the libraries European collections, including our French, German and Spanish collections.
Also, since the overall collection policy of the library concentrates on medieval history onwards the great majority of archaeological works concentrate on the post-500 AD period. At the end of this guide, however, there is a list of other institutions in London with significant library holdings on archaeology, covering all periods and geographic regions.