the Wetland Archaeology Research Project

WARP is an informal world-wide network of archaeologists and others engaged in wetland archaeology. Twenty five years ago we set up WARP to encourage contact and the exchange of information and ideas around the world. This led to the appearance of the newsletter NewsWARP, conferences and publications and, from 2000, the newsletter was replaced by the Journal of Wetland Archaeology. Now, thanks to WARP’s Pacific Co-ordinators Dale Croes and Akira Matsui, together with European Co-ordinators Francesco Menotti and Aidan O’Sullivan, we welcome the return of NewsWARP – on the web.

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Two Tributes to Dr. Richard D. Daugherty

We lost a true pioneer in Wet Site archaeology, Dr. Richard D. Daugherty, the Director of the Ozette Village/Makah wet site on Washington Coast, USA. Dick passed (or in local Native terms, went Home) February 22, 2014 from bone cancer.  He would have been 92 on March 31, 2014–and Ruth Kirk, his family and several […]

The Oxford Handbook of WETLAND ARCHAEOLOGY is Now OUT!

Congratulations to Aidan O’Sullivan, Conor McDermott, Rob Sands and Steve Davis, editor an authors of Menotti, F. & O’Sullivan, A. (eds. 2013) The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology. OUP, Oxford; 64 authors from Europe, North and South America, Russia, China, Africa and SE Asia, Australasia, writing 54 essays on wetland archaeology and environments across the […]

Journal of Wetland Archaeology: Open Call for Papers

Having just issued JWA Volume 11 as a special issue dedicated to recent studies of the world famous wetland site at Star Carr, Volume 12 is now open for papers on any topic in wetland archaeology from methodology to synthesis and theory. All periods and all geographic regions are covered. Contributions may take the form […]

Celebrating 90 years of Dr. Richard Daugherty’s Visions

Dr. Richard Daugherty, world recognized wetland site pioneer and the director of the Ozette Village wet site on the Northwest Coast of North America, was joined by his students from across the United States and Canada and Makah Indian Nation members to celebrate his 90th birthday, March 20th, 2012 in Olympia, Washington USA.  Photographs from the […]

Hampshire archaeologists discover Stone Age boatyard

Hampshire Archaeologist Gary Momber, a WARP Contributor in the past, has had an amazing new discovery:  An 8,000-year-old “High Street” has been discovered in the Solent by Hampshire archaeologists. The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology has been working on the underwater section near Bouldnor since 1999. However, it was only last summer they discovered […]