Monograph and Database

Janet Bell and Roberta Gilchrist at the launch of the monograph and ‘Glastonbury Abbey: archaeology, legend and public engagement'.

Janet Bell and Roberta Gilchrist at the launch of the monograph and ‘Glastonbury Abbey: archaeology, legend and public engagement’.

A major new publication assesses the scholarly significance of the excavations and provides a new historical source of evidence for understanding the site.

Glastonbury Abbey: archaeological investigations 1904-79 is a 500 page, full-colour monograph published by the Society of Antiquaries of London, reporting on the analysis of the archaeological archives. Finds from the excavations were examined by a team of 31 specialists using modern scientific techniques and a new geophysical survey was undertaken of the abbey precinct. These modern methods have been invaluable in interpreting the complexities of the evidence and in aiding the project to finish what the antiquarian excavators started over a hundred years ago.

The monograph is freely available as an Open Access publication.

The complete dataset is publicly available through a digital archive hosted by the Archaeology Data Service.