Thames Discovery Programme

By on 12 March 2013.

Evolving from the model used at the Prescot Street Excavations, L – P : Archaeology are continuing to work with the Thames Discovery Programme (TDP) and Museum of London Archaeology to create an extensive online resource on the archaeology of the Thames foreshore.

The River Thames is the longest open-air archaeological site in London, and much of the foreshore is freely accessible to the public.  Building on the initiatives pioneered by the Museum of London’s Thames Archaeological Survey (1993-1999), since 2008 the Thames Discovery Programme has aimed to communicate an understanding and enjoyment of the historic Thames to the widest possible audience including both professional and amateur archaeologists.

Maintaining an online presence is essential for TDP, and the project website has proved a viable platform for communicating the latest news concerning archaeology and the foreshore.  ARK aims to extend this web presence, presenting a further mechanism for sharing and communicating the archaeological data recorded by the TDP to the community at large.

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