Developing a Finds Reporting Standards Toolkit for grey literature


This project was funded by Historic England and was led by Louise Rayner (Archaeology South-East) with the support of the CIfA Finds Group committee and CIfA/HE colleagues. The project developed a Toolkit to improve standards in finds reporting, encompassing several recommendations made by the Historic England funded project Review of the Standard of Reporting on Archaeological Artefacts in England (Cattermole 2017). The survey undertaken for this 2017 review demonstrated great variation in the content and quality of specialist artefact reports and highlighted several areas that require improvement.. As a result a specialist online reporting Toolkit was created to aid in the planning, writing and monitoring of finds reports predominately for use within developer-led archaeology and particularly for the creation of grey literature reports. This is due for launch in February 2021.

Toolkit link - coming soon