RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust is an independent non-political charitable trust dedicated to supporting archaeology and the historic environment in Britain and abroad.

Support Us

As a charitable trust we do not receive any state support. We are entirely reliant on the contributions of our members to support our work as advocates of the historic environment, at a time of unprecedented threat. Members receive RESCUE News three times a year, details of meetings and conferences and discounted prices on our publications.  Find out more about what we do with this money.


Find out more about how rescue can help you campaign for your local archaeology – Fighting Back.

Important book from Rescue
Foundations_front_cover_smRescue’s latest book was produced to celebrate 40 years of campaigning – Rescue Archaeology: Foundations for the Future. This publication assesses the current frameworks within which archaeology is practised in Britain in 22 chapters written by currently practising archaeologists. This 320 page A5 paperback with colour illustrations is now available at £29 for non-members and £22 for RESCUE members, plus £2.95 postage and packing.

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Please Note: Archaeology and heritage are very powerful parts of society, and have a strong influence on people’s identity, values and judgement. There are many contested and disputed areas of archaeology, which RESCUE believes should be openly and transparently discussed and debated. RESCUE welcomes these discussions online and occasionally highlights topics that continue to be unresolved and heavily disputed. During these dialogues, it is asked that those posting refrain from harassment, intimidation or threat when these discussions are taking place within our platforms. RESCUE’s policy statements outline what we as a registered charity support and campaign towards. Any other areas which are discussed on RESCUE’s platforms should not be seen as representing our official position nor seen as an endorsement.