This bibliography is accurate at the time of publication (2018). Revisions, superseding texts or updated versions of these standards and guidance must be taken into account.
General Standards and Guidance
Baxter, K., Boyle, G. and Creighton, L. (2018) Guidance for the Rationalisation of Museum Archaeology Collections. Society for Museum Archaeology
Brown, D.H. (2011a) Archaeological Archives – a guide to best practice in creation, compilation, transfer and curation. Second Edition. Archaeological Archives Forum (AAF). https://doi.org/10.5284/1000078
Brown, D.H. (2011b) Safeguarding Archaeological Information – Procedures for Minimising Risk to Un-deposited Archaeological Archives English Heritage
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) (2014a) Standard and guidance for the collection, documentation, conservation and research of archaeological materials
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) (2014b) Standard and guidance for the creation, compilation, transfer and deposition of archaeological archives
Historic England (2015) Management of Research Projects in the Historic Environment: The MoRPHE Project Managers’ Guide HEAG024 v1.2
Historic England (2008) MoRPHE (Management of Research Projects in the Historic Environment) Project Planning Note 3: Archaeological Excavation
Museum and Galleries Commission (1992) Standards in the Museum Care of Archaeological Collections
Perrin, K., Brown, D.H., Lange, G., Bibby, D., Carlsson, A., Degraeve, A., Kuna, M., Larsson, Y., Pálsdóttir, S.U., Stoll-Tucker, B., Dunning, C. and Rogalla Von Bieberstein, A. (2014) The Standard and Guide to Best Practice for Archaeological Archiving in Europe (EAC Guidelines 1)
Society for Museum Archaeology (SMA) (1993) Selection, Retention and Dispersal of Archaeological Collections. SMA
Research Frameworks - National
Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB) Key Research Questions
Bayley, J., Crossley, D. and Ponting, M. (2008) Metals and Metalworking. A research framework for archaeometallurgy. HMS Occasional Publication No. 6.
Blinkhorn, E. and Milner, N. (2013) Mesolithic Research and Conservation Framework 2013
Blinkhorn, E. and Milner, N. (2013) Developing a Mesolithic Research and Conservation Framework. Resource Assessment
Haselgrove, C., Armit, I., Champion, T., Creighton, J., Gwilt, A., Hill, J.D., Hunter, F. and Woodward, A. (2001) Understanding the British Iron Age: an agenda for action. Draft Report of a Working Party of members of the Iron Age Research Seminar.
Historic England (2008) Research and Conservation Framework for the British Palaeolithic
Historic England (2010) Research Strategy for Prehistory Draft Consultation
Historic England (2010) A Thematic Research Strategy for the Historic Industrial Environment
Historic England (2010) A Thematic Research Strategy for the Urban Historic Environment
Historic England (2012) Research Strategy for the Roman-Period Historic Environment
Irving, A. (2011) A Research Framework for Post‐Roman Ceramic Studies in Britain. The Medieval Pottery Research Group Occasional Paper No. 6.
James, S. and Millet, M. (ed.s) (2001) Britons and Romans: advancing an archaeological agenda. CBA Research report 125. York: Council for British Archaeology.
Medieval Settlement Research Group (1996, revised 2007) Medieval Rural Settlements Group Policy Statement
Perrin, R. (2011) A Research Strategy and Updated Agenda for the Study of Roman Pottery in Britain. Study Group For Roman Pottery Occasional Paper No. 1.
Research Frameworks - Regional
Cooper, N.J. (ed.) (2006) The Archaeology of the East Midlands: An Archaeological Resource Assessment and Research Agenda. Leicester Archaeological Monographs 13.
Hey, G. and Hind, J. (ed.s) (2014) Solent‐Thames Research Framework for the Historic Environment. Resource Assessments and Research Agendas. Oxford Wessex Monograph No. 6.
Knight, D., Vyner, B. and Allen, C. (2012) East Midlands Heritage. An Updated Research Agenda and Strategy for the Historic Environment of the East Midlands. University of Nottingham.
Museum of London (2002) A Research Framework for London Archaeology
Rowsome, P., Baker, D., Stephenson, R. and Heyworth, M. (2015) A Strategy for Researching the Historic Environment of Greater London. Final draft for consultation.
Watt, S. (ed.) (2011) The Archaeology of the West Midlands. A Framework for Research. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
Historic England regional research frameworks can be found at:
Other Research Framework resources
Additional Historic England research frameworks:
High Speed Two (2017) HS2 Historic Environment Research and Delivery Strategy (HERDS): Phase One.
ADS (1) Data Management and sharing Plans
ADS (2) Guides to good practice
ADS (3) Guidelines for Depositors
ADS (4) Guidance for the selection of material for deposit and archive
Digital Curation Centre Data Management Planning resources
Historic England (2015) Digital Image Capture and File Storage
Historic England’s Archaeological Data Archiving Protocol (ADAPt) Data Management Toolkit
ACBMG (2002) Ceramic Building Material Minimum Standards for Recovery, Curation, Analysis and Publication, Archaeological Ceramic Building Materials Group
Barclay, A., Knight, D., Booth, P., Evans, J., Brown, D.H. and Wood, I. (2016) A Standard for Pottery Studies in Archaeology Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group, Study Group for Roman Pottery and Medieval Pottery Research Group
Historic England Guidelines
Historic England (1998) Dendrochronology: Guidelines on producing and interpreting dendrochronological dates Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2004) Human Bones from Archaeological Sites: Guidelines for producing assessment documents and analytical reports
Historic England (2006) Guidelines on the X-radiography of archaeological metalwork Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2006) Science for Historic Industries: Guidelines for the investigation of 17th- to 19th-century industries Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2008) Guidelines for the Curation of Waterlogged Macroscopic Plant and Invertebrate Remains Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2008) Investigative conservation: Guidelines on how the detailed examination of artefacts from archaeological sites can shed light on their manufacture and use Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2010) Waterlogged wood: Guidelines on the recording, sampling, conservation and curation of waterlogged wood Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2011) Archaeological evidence for glassworking: Guidelines for Best Practice Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2011) Environmental archaeology: a guide to the theory and practice of methods, from sampling and recovery to post-excavation (second edition) Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2012) Waterlogged organic artefacts: Guidelines on their Recovery, Analysis and Conservation Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2014) Animal bones and archaeology: guidance for dealing with archaeological animal bones and teeth, from project planning through to post-excavation Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2015) Archaeological and Historic Pottery Production Sites: Guidelines for Best Practice Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2015) Archaeometallurgy: Guidelines for Best Practice Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2015) Geoarchaeology: Using earth sciences to understand the archaeological record Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2017) Organic residue analysis and Archaeology: guidance for good practice Swindon: Historic England.
Historic England (2017) Organic residue analysis and Archaeology: supporting information Swindon: Historic England.