Archaeology in Hampshire - Annual Reports
Up until 2003 Hampshire County Council published an Annual Report of Archaeology in Hampshire. The first volume was published
in 1977 (for the year 1976) and for over a quarter of a century it proved to be a valuable resource bringing together in summary
fashion archaeological work carried out in a particular year, whether it was by professional organization, academic institution or
local society. The report ensured that knowledge of such work was easily and conveniently available to all interested parties.
The final report was published in 2004 (for 2003). The absence of a summary covering the years 2004-07 was felt throughout
the county's archaeological community and it was logical that the Hampshire Field Club, as the pre-eminent association for the
study of the county's past, should become involved in producing a new series of reports. It was decided that the best way to
proceed was to publish a round-up of the "missing" years. For 2008 and subsequent years the report will be published annually.
Developments in technology have forced a re-think about the most efficient way to go about the publication of interim statements
and it was decided that an electronic format (i.e. a PDF document) provided a convenient and cost-effective solution. It also offers
the option of printing only what is required.