Research

The main aim of the Glastonbury Abbey Archaeological Archive Project was to set aside previous assumptions based on the myths and legends and to provide a rigorous reassessment of the excavation archive. Research revealed that some of the best known archaeological ‘facts’ about Glastonbury are themselves myths perpetuated by the abbey’s excavators.

The key findings are:

The results from the Archive Project have been disseminated through an Open Access monograph, an online database, onsite digital resources, a popular magazine article, a new guidebook and educational resources.

See below for a selection of finds from the archaeological excavations.

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