Barbican Research Associates is the UK’s leading independent consultancy specialising in the analysis of archaeological finds and post-excavation management. Our business is based on a tradition of quality, reliability and innovation.



The company was established in 2000 when five like-minded archaeologists met in a café outside the Museum of London to talk about the future of finds research in British archaeology - a few cappuccinos later and Barbican Research Associates was a reality.



At Barbican we aim to publish truly integrated research for the archaeological community and to promote the study of the past to as wide an audience as possible. This website contains details of the services we offer and summaries of some of the large projects Barbican has been involved in since 2000. Use the projects menu above or click on some of the links on the right to explore them. The resources tab has a variety of useful things such as details of finds groups, archaeological societies, and bibliographies for finds specialists.



We are very happy to announce that our Wigmore volume has now been published. It can be bought at Oxbow and all good bookshops.


  Rátkai, S. (ed.) 2015. Wigmore Castle, North Herefordshire: Excavations 1996 and 1998, Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 34.


Conference Bursaries


We are considering expanding the support we offer to conferences.  Please see the conference page for details.




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