Archaeological Research – past, present and future

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Interested in reading about previous archaeological research on the Isles of Scilly then head to Scilly Historic Environment Research Framework (SHERF), were you can download a series of documents that summarise the archaeological resource for the isles.

SHERF is a project being undertaken by those with an interest in research into the historic environment of the Isles of Scilly. These include academics, local authority archaeologists and others. The project is part-funded by English Heritage with contributions from the Council of the Isles of Scilly and the Duchy of Cornwall.

The aim of this project is to define a research framework for the historic environment of the Isles of Scilly. This is achieved by assessing the current understanding of Scilly’s past, by identifying gaps in knowledge and by promoting priorites for future research.

Submerged structure at Bathing House Porth

You can download documents that deal with the various archaeological periods and historic monuments. This is the most up to date interpretation of the islands archaeology and will form a focus for future work.

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