NewsWARP on the web


WARP (the Wetland Archaeology Research Project) 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.

Have a look for yourselves at  and send in your news, comments, photos, questions, book announcements, etc in pdf format to Dale Croes at – the more you contribute, the better NewsWARP will be. Please send a brief summary in English for contributions in other languages. We look forward to reading all your wetland news.

– Bryony and John Coles

Wetland Archaeology Research Project (WARP) Affiliates

Announcing NewsWARP—

We are pleased to announce a new communication service that we have been developing in response to a request by John and Bryony Coles, founders of WARP international network for researchers in wetland archaeology.

As an offshoot of the former paper copy NewsWARP which alerted everyone to current announcements and wetland research, Akira Matsui and Dale Croes, WARP Pacific representatives, Francesco Menotti and Aidan O’Sullivan, WARP European representative, have initiated a web site to continue these basic communications across the world, but in a digital format.

Please send us finished PDF copies of  your announcements and research projects so we can place them into these menu areas we have developed to begin the communications:

  • General Announcements
  • Conferences and suggestions for Conferences/Exchanges
  • Notices of Books and Reports
  • Published Reports in PDF final format
  • Plans for Research
  • Wet Site Services

Our new web site address is: –be sure to bookmark this site. We require finished PDF copies of announcements and reports and that they be sent to Dale Croes at and he will coordinate their postings with Akira Matsui, Francesco Menotti, and Aidan O’Sullivan. Thank you for supporting this communication service developed through WARP.

Dale Croes
Director, Pacific Northwest Archaeological Society (PNWAS)
web site:
Adjunct Faculty, Anthropology
Washington State University
1219 Irving Street SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
Wetland Archaeological Research Project (WARP) web site:

Naoto Yamamoto
Professor, Department of Archaeology
Graduate School of Letter
Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya  464-8601

Francesco Menotti
Anniversary Chair in Archaeology
School of Archaeological Sciences
University of Bradford
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP

Aidan O’Sullivan
Senior Lecturer, Archaeology
UCD School of Archaeology,
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Web Site: