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Pastscape
Discover England’s rich Archaeological and Historical Heritage - courtesy of English Heritage
The Roman Society (Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies)
The Roman Society is the leading organisation in the United Kingdom for those interested in the study of Rome and the Roman Empire. Its scope is wide, covering Roman history, archaeology, literature and art down to about A.D. 700. It has a broadly based membership, drawn from over forty countries and from all ages and walks of life.
The Association for Roman Archaeology (ARA)
ARA’s principal objective is to promote the advancement of the education of the public in the history and archaeology of the Roman period. Membership to the A.R.A. offers FREE entrance to over 40 participating sites and museums: most of the Roman Sites in Britain.
The National Archives
As the government's national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, the National Archives hold over 1,000 years of the nation's records, searchable online
Vindolanda Tablets Online
This online edition includes a searchable version of volumes I & II of these remarkable objects excavated at Vindolanda
Roman Finds Group
The Roman Finds Group (RFG) provides a forum for all those with an interest in Roman artefacts. Founded in 1988, membership is both professional and amateur, and new members are always welcome.
Study Group for Roman Pottery
The Study Group for Roman Pottery (SGRP), was formed in 1971 to further the study of pottery of the Roman period in Britain. It provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research, and of issues affecting the subject and its practitioners. The Annual conference and Regional meetings promote contact between specialists and the opportunity to handle pottery from different regions. The Group currently has over 170 members, from all over the British Isles, Europe and further afield.
Roman Amphorae, A Digital Resource
Aimed at archaeologists unfamiliar with amphorae, curators in museums and students interested in finding their way around the subject of Roman amphorae, this resource provides sufficient basic information for the non-specialist to be able to navigate their way around the main amphora types and their often confusing naming systems, discover the main works of reference associated with them, and attempt preliminary identifications of amphora sherds.
Roman Glassmakers
Specialising in researching the techniques involved in making Roman glass vessels, and in reproducing Roman glass using fusing and slumping, mould-blowing and free-blowing techniques.
The Hadrianic Society
The Society was formed in 1971 under the leadership of Dr. Brian Dobson along with Professor David Breeze and Professor Valerie Maxfield.  The Society is made up of those having Hadrian's Wall or the Roman Army as a principal interest.
ASPROM
The Association for the Study and Preservation of Roman Mosaics. An excellent site, providing details of the best mosaics to visit in Britain, and a host of downloadable factsheets.
Potsherd
This is a collection of pages relating to ceramics and pottery primarily of the Roman period, in Britain and western Europe. It includes an introductory Atlas of Roman Pottery, which includes the known Yorkshire sites. Well worth a look.
The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: A Handbook
The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (NRFRC), located in the British Museum, aims to provide an infrastructure for future research into Romano-British pottery, providing a standard for the identification and description of Roman pottery types. The website is an on-line version of the Handbook, last reprinted in 2002.
The Leeds Index of Samian Stamps
The Leeds Index of Samian Pottery Stamps is based on the work of the late Dr Brian Hartley, compiled during the last 40 years. It collects an estimated 400,000 stamp-die records, the product of over 5,000 different potters working in the fine ware popularly called 'samian ware', or more technically terra sigillata. In addition, the Index is available via the suite of Samian Research databases at the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz.