1Fleur Schinning, a Master’s student at Leiden University, is currently undertaking research into the use of blogs and how they contribute to the accessibility of archaeology.

The UK is in many respects a leader in public archaeology, and almost all funded projects are now expected to have an element of public engagement in their remit. This is, of course, great – members of the public get great access to our shared heritage, and can benefit from a greater engagement with the past.

A key aspect of this engagement is the use of archaeological blogs. In order to better understand the readership of blogs – including this and other blogs – Fleur has set up a brief questionnaire for visitors of archaeological blogs.

If you would like to contribute to this research then please share your thoughts about archaeological blogging here:


All participants also have a chance to win a small prize: six issues of Archaeology Magazine!