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ACUMEN  
This list supports researchers pursuing the comparative social study of long term (prehistoric to contemporary) urbanisation processes, urban life, and urban landscape development, established as an emergent field of interest at the ACUMEN workshop, 12-13 Dec. 2012 in Leeds. The list is used for learned discussion, research questions, community building, project collaborations, and relevant announcements.

ADS-ALL  
Superlist for the ads- (Archaeology Data Service) suite of discussion lists. The Archaeology Data Service exists to support teaching learning and research with digital data in archaeology. It collects, describes, catalogues, preserves, and provides user support for digital resources that are created as a product of archaeological research. The discussion list provides a forum in which the ADS can inform interested parties about recent developments at the ADS, and encourages debate on relevant issues ofcomputing in archaeology.

ADS-DEP  
This is a list to allow the Archaeology Data Service (mandated AHRC Digital Archive for Archaeology) at the Department of Archaeology, University of York to contact their depositors only, rather than all users - c.80% UK HE

ANCIENT-DNA  
An e-mail list for anyone working in the field of ancient DNA of any species and any time period.

ANTIQUITYANDTHERUIN  
This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Used by contributors to the Ruins conference (Paris June08) and other scholars and graduate students for advance/follow-up discussions.

APPLIED-NUMISMATICS  
This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is intended for the discussion and dissemination of: (a) methods for the analysis of coin data (b) methods for the recording of coin data including databases (c) interim results and work in progress (d) dissemination of data sets.

ARCH-AC-UK  
Aimed at 'grass-roots' exchange of information and ideas for 'joined-up' action by UK academic archaeologists in three areas: teaching and research in UK universities; socio-politics of academia; the relationship between the HE sector and external processes (e.g. privatization).

ARCH-EXPERIMENT  
The aim of the list is to encourage the exchange of information between groups carrying out experimental archaeology in Britain. Discussion of all aspects of experimental archaeology and archaeological reconstructions will be encouraged.

ARCH-GLASS  
For all researchers working on chemical, typological, archaeological and historical research into the past production and consumption of glass.

ARCH-ISOTOPES  
This is a discussion forum for people interested in the application of stable isotope analysis to archaeological material. It can be used to share information, ask questions and make announcements that may be of interest to list members.

ARCH-JUSTICE  
The list is used by any archaeologist concerned with social responsibility. Its aim is to stimulate discussion and awareness of the impact that archaeology can have on issues associated with equality, human rights,environmental damage and discrimination. Racist and sexist views and language abusive of other list members will not be tolerated.

ARCH-METALS  
For the discussion of all aspects of archaeo-metallurgy and the dissemination of data related to all aspects of ancient and historic metallurgy and metal artefacts: the applications of material science to archaeo- metallurgy, and the development of methodologies to the study archaeo-metallurgical debris.

ARCH-THEORY  
Arch-theory list is for international discussions, reviews, and exchanges of information in archaeological theory and associated fields of interest. All contributions are welcomed, in all languages.

ARCHAEOBOTANY  
The aim of this list is to facilitate communication through the exchange of information on meetings, conferences, bibliographies, publications, reference collections and botanical and ethnographic data relevant to the analysis of archaeological plant macro-remains. People on this list should also be able to exchange ideas about various aspects of archaeobotany such as problems of methodology, identification, presentation and interpretation.

ARCHAEOLOGY-HEACADEMY  
This list has been retained 02/11/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Mailing list to advise community members of events relating to the archaeological community, and the History, Classics and Archaeology Subject Centre

ARCHEONET-ALL  
List for members of the European archaeological educational and training community wishing to be involved or kept informed about the development of ARCHEONET, a thematic network aiming to promote electronic communication, distance learning and reciprocal field and postgraduate training.

ARZAWA  
ARZAWA aims to provide a platform for communication and collaboration between scholars working on the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages (ca. 1600-500 BCE) in Western Anatolia.

ASSEMBLAGE  
Assemblage is an internationally recognised, peer-reviewed journal of archaeology, ISSN 1365-3881. assemblage is a volunteer-run publication, produced by postgraduates within the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.

BABAO-L  
This list is used by BABAO to encourage the distribution and discussion of ideas concerning all aspects of bioarchaeology

BEDERNGROUP  
This is for communication between members of the 'Bedern Group' concerned with harmonising practice and exchange between UK cultural heritage focused digital archives.

BISI  
A discussion list for those involved in, or with a particular interest in, the study of the buildings within a social and cultural context.

BRITARCH  
For the circulation of information, queries and general discussion of issues relating to archaeology in the United Kingdom. This list will be used by the Council for British Archaeology to announce relevant items of news or information.

BRITARCH-EDITING  
This list has been retained 15/05/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list For the dissemination of information and discussion of issues relating to editing and production of archaeological publications.

BRITARCH-EDUCATION  
A discussion list to support the circulation of relevant information concerning archaeology and education (at all levels) in the UK.

BRITARCH-NEWS  
This list provide a news service for British archaeology

CENTRALASIA  
Scholarly network for scholars working on the history and archaeology of Central Asia, with special reference to the Hellenistic period.

CLASSICSGRADS  
This list is available to all post-graduate students in Classics, Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Ancient Philosophy, etc. for the dissemination of relevant and useful information (conferences, seminars, projects, publications, jobs, etc.).

COLLECTIONSCYMRU  
The aim of this list is to be a channel for discussion and information sharing for students, researchers, professional conservators and collection managers, and para-professionals caring for collections in museums, archives, libraries and historic buildings in Wales.

COLLINGWOOD  
This list has been retained 14/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list supports critical and scholarly discussion, reflection and research on the life and works of the historian and philosopher R.G.Collingwood

CONSERVATION-C-22  
This list has been retained 06/01/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used by the project 'Cultural Encounters and Explorations: Conservation's "Catch 22"' to make announcements to the conservation research community

CONTEMP-HIST-ARCH  
For the circulation of information related to, and general discussion of current issues in, theory and practice in contemporary archaeology and historical archaeology in the UK and internationally. This list will be used by the Standing Committee of the Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) conference group to to announce relevant items of news or information.

CURRENTMONASTICRESEARCH  
A list for researchers in any aspect of the western monastic tradition from late antiquity looking forward in time, with the aim of fostering exchanges across the research community.

DIGIARQ  
Digital archaeology mailing list.

DIGITALCLASSICIST  
A list for discussion of issues relating to the study of the ancient world (at all levels) in collaboration with digital humanities, computer science, and other quantitative disciplines.

DIGITALOSTEO  
This mailing-list is for researchers to share issues encountered in digital osteology. It is the first step in establishing a working group to address these #issues. If common themes are identified recommendations for guidelines can be made. #All digital media forms should be considered not just 3D scanning/printing.

EAHW  
The European Archaeological Heritage Web project attempts to implement and integrate Eupopean Internet services for the discipline of Archaeology. This list is a forum for international discussion on ways and means to attain that goal.

EMPCYMRU  
EMP Cymru (Wales Emerging Museum Professionals Group) is a community of new and emerging museum and heritage professionals. We are a welcoming and active network that supports knowledge exchange, skills building and resource sharing. Everyone is welcome whether you are still studying heritage, waiting for your first position in a museum or are currently working or volunteering in the sector. We strive to represent the diverse roles within the museum sector and celebrate the achievements of the community and its individual members.

ENCOUNTERING-CORPSES  
This list is for academics, practitioners and members of the public who are interested in the many ways in which we encounter and interact with the material remains of the dead in contemporary society. These encounters can be socio-economic, cultural, regulatory or political. The purpose of the list is to network anyone interested in the wide range of potential encounters - whether identity politics, medical, ethical, commodification eg. tourism, popular culture, faith-based.

ENV-ARCH  
This list will be used by members of the Association of Environmental Archaeology to post discussion items. It is a closed list for AEA members.

EPNL  
The English Place-Name List is a forum for discussion of the etymology, history and significance of place-names in England.

ETHNOMUSEUMS  
To promote discussion on issues relating to museum ethnography, its practice and theory. a forum for queries and suggestions covering material culture, anthroplogy and archaeology and museum studies topics. A noticeboard for relevant meetings, conferences or other useful information.

EVOCULT  
This list has been retained 29/05/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The evocult mailing list provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the application of methods from evolutionary biology to human cultural behaviour.

FINDINGFAMILIAR  
This is the Finding the Familiar archaeology mailing list for research support and identification queries for colleagues working on artefacts dating from c.1750-c.1950. The mailing list grew out of the first 'Finding the Familiar' workshop, held in Sheffield in early 2009, and organised by Claire Coulter and Sheffield University's former ARCUS unit. The list aims to help redress a gap in specialist knowledge as more and more academic, commercial, and government-based colleagues work on sites dating from the more recent past. While some specialists are working on ceramics and glass from the relevant period, finding information on other types of finds is often difficult (and Google searches are not always reliable). The list welcomes queries on all artefacts from the relevant period, and any related issues. Announcements on future Finding the Familiar workshops will also be posted here. While we welcome members from all regions of the world, we want the list to focus on supporting colleagues working in the UK and Ireland as relevant support is already available in North America and Australasia. Images are an integral part of identification - but please don't attach images to e-mails sent to the list! We want to avoid bombarding colleagues with large attachments that might crash their inbox. Instead of using attachments, you may post images to the Finding the Familiar Photobucket account we've set up for the list. Photobucket is a free on-line image storage service that automatically generates URL addresses (web links) for images posted there. This makes it easy to simply post an image to the Photobucket account, and then provide a URL to the image in your e-mail. There is a link to the page just below this introduction (in the blue text!). The list user name is 'FindingTheFamiliar'; the password is 'findingfamiliar. From there, it should be obvious how to load up an image. If you have any further questions about the list, please contact list moderator Alasdair Brooks (amb72@le.ac.uk). We hope you find the Finding the Familiar mailing list to be a useful resource!

FISH-TECHNICAL  
This group acts as an advisory panel to the Forum on Information Standards in Heritage, providing expertise in the implications for system development of emerging information standards.

GEOARCHAEOLOGY  
Mailing list for professional and academic geoarchaeologists. Announcements and discussions on new research, upcoming conferences, job opportunities etc

GISARCH  
This list has been retained 31/05/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is intended to facilitate discussion between archaeologists making use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.

GOTHICIVORIES  
For discussions, questions and news on ivory sculpture from the Gothic period

HERFORUM  
HER forum is for the circulation of information and general discussion of issues relating to Historic Environment Records. HER forum will enable academics, students and historic environment professionals to keep in touch with the latest developments and opportunities within the cultural heritage management community.

HERITAGE  
HERITAGE is a discussion list for academic and industry researchers investigating all aspects of heritage, tourism, museum and cultural management. This list is a forum for sharing experiences and exchanging information.

HERITAGEPLUS  
This email group is to help find and facilitate partners for collaborative research projects under the Heritage Plus Call

HUMANREMAINSSSN  
This list is for individuals responsible for managing human remains in UK universities & museums

IND-ARCH  
List to encourage discussion within the area of Industrial Archaeology - it aims to help establish links between fieldwork, research, individuals and establishments.

INTARCH-INTEREST  
For announcements of new publications in the e-journal Internet Archaeology, as well as for general discussion about electronic publishing and archaeology. The list is open to anyone with an interest in publishing quality archaeology on the web.

INTERPRETING-STRAT  
This list has been retained 14/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The Interpreting-Strat mailing list is used to discuss developments in the principles and practices of stratigraphic analysis in particular, and in the manipulation of excavation and other archaeological fieldwork data in general. Our aim is to generate fuller, and more innovative, uses of stratigraphic data,and to promote increasing collaboration between archaeological stratigraphers and other specialists.

IOSTUDIES  
This list is used as a discussion and information sharing forum by researchers from a variety of academic disciplines who are engaged in the study of societies and cultures of the Indian Ocean Region.

ITALIAN-ARCHAEOLOGY  
A list for the exchange of information and discussion for archaeologists (prehistoric, classical or medieval) interested in Italy, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. Membership is open to all those with an interest in Italian archaeology.

LASCARSEAFARING  
This list arose from the Lascar Seafaring workshop (April 2011) as a resource for researchers working on the global lives of Asian sailors.

LASER-SCANNING  
This list has been retained 04/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The list will be used by all those researching laser scanning across a wide range of disciplines. In the first instance it will be used by members of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Special Interest Group, but the idea is to open membership beyond this

LATER-ROMAN-EMPIRE  
A list for the interdisciplinary study of the Late Roman Empire and Mediterranean world in late antiquity. Contributions are welcome from all fields of Late Antique Studies.

LCMRS  
This will be the main means of communication for the Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (formerly Liverpool Centre for Medieval Studies) - a hub for research, research networking and support in the field of medieval and Renaissance Studies in the UK, and especially in the North West.

MED-SETTLEMENT  
A discussion list for those involved in, or with a particular interest in, the study of the history, geography and archaeology of medieval rural settlements. Maintained by the Medieval Settlement Research Group.

MEDARCH  
MedArch is a forum for Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Europe and the World. It aims to encourage a holistic -diachronic, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural - approach to the subject. Its membership links researchers and students in the academic and professional archaeological communities.

METHNET  
This list has been retained 14/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list List for announcements from the AHRC ICT Methods Network and discussion surrounding its activities

MHERF-ARCH-ARCHIVES-GROUP  
Archaeological Archives and Collections working group for Maritime and Marine Historic Environment Research Framework project.

MHERF-POST-MED-GROUP  
Post-Medieval and Early Modern Working Group discussion list for the Maritime and Marine Historic Environment Research Framework Project.

MHERF-ROMAN-GROUP  
Roman Working Group for the Maritime and Marine Historic Environment Research Framework project.

MIDAS-HERITAGE  
This list has been retained 01/06/2012 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The Midas Heritage list invites professionals from the heritage sector to participate in defining content for the second edition of MIDAS Heritage the UK Historic Environment Information Standard, a project managed by English Heritage on behalf of FISH. To view the online version of the first edition of MIDAS please visit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/MIDAS3rdReprint.pdf Please suggest units of information you feel should be included in MIDAS, drafting definitions of what it is and explanations on how the data should be recorded. Examples of data entries would also be most helpful.

MILETOS  
This list is focused on drawing attention to new research in the history, archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics and literature of Miletos.

MILITARCH  
A discussion list on military archaeology and military architecture. This list relates to the physical remains of military activity from all periods of history. The subject also includes civil defence.

MISSIONARY-MATERIAL-HERITAGE  
This list is intended for people interested in the material dimensions of missionary encounters, and particularly the ways these have shaped the development of museum collections. It should also be of interest to people interested in the commemoration of the missionary past through a range of heritage processes, from monuments to reconciliation ceremonies and reenactments.

MMHRF-PALAEOLITHIC  
This list will enable communication between members of the Palaeolithic working group of the Maritime & Marine Historic Research Framework project, other working groups and the wider project management

MONEY-MUSEUMS  
This email list is to encourage the sharing of information by anyone working with numismatic collections or in money museums.

MUSEUM-COLLECS  
This list is to discuss the uses of stored collections in UK museums, to assist the UCL research project that is addressing this issue.

NEHERITAGE  
Supporting AHRC funded NE Heritage Partnership project (integrating academic researchers with community heritage groups)

NEOLITHIC-STUDIES  
This list has been retained 17/02/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is intended to facilitate communication and discussion between archaeologists interested in the comparitive study of Neolithic cultures of Europe, the Near East, Africa and Asia.

NOTTS-MEDIEVAL  
This list will facilitate communication among staff and post-graduate medievalists at the University of Nottingham.

OASIS-USERS  
This list is used to make announcements to, and foster discussion between, users of the OASIS form. The OASIS project provides an online index to the mass of archaeological grey literature that has been produced as a result of the advent of large-scale developer funded fieldwork.

OPENSIG-LIST  
The SiG exists to explore questions about human-object interactions focusing on objects and engaging with social Practices, which involve Experiences of objects in networks of relationship.

PUBLICARCHAEOLOGYGROUP  
The PAG is a working group that aims to gather together professionals interested in Public Archaeology worldwide, in order to work together towards a better definition of Public Archaeology

PUNIC-UK  
This list is used to disseminate information amongst those currently working on Phoenician and Punic history and archaeology in the UK Higher education and research community; it is also open to those beyond the UK.

QUAVER  
This list is used by the Quaternary Vertebrate Research Group QUAVER to discuss new finds, fossil identification, and elusive collections. New members with an interest in archaeology or Quaternary mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, or fish and their ecology and evolution are welcome to join us.

RAD-ARCH-FORUM  
The list is a place of discussion for radical archaeologists defined as those interested critical research & activity relating to issues of race, class, gender & the environment. It compliments the work of the Radical Archaeology Forum & though based in Wales we also have an international focus.

ROMAN-ART-TEACHING  
This list is used by its members to share information and ideas about teaching aspects of Roman art at university level.

SAARCH  
The list is concerned with the archaeology and art history of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan). It will give information about conferences and publications, provide a vehicle for swapping information with each other, and be a forum for friendly debate.

SEA-SITE  
Complex relationships between a wide range of factors (e.g. physical, biological and chemical) govern the preservation of marine archaeological sites. Sea-Site aims to encourage multi-disciplinary marine environmental research and fieldwork associated with submerged archaeological sites.

SEAANTHARCHHIST  
The forum is intended to foment interdisciplinary discourse amongst researchers with an interest in Southeast Asian social groups and their cultural, economic, and political developments from prehistory until the present day, as well as their long-term interactions with neighbouring populations in East and South Asia.

SMA  
Jiscmail for members of the Society for Museum Archaeology (SMA). To help exchange news, information, tips, etc.

SOWINGTHESEEDS  
Sowing the Seeds is a partnership of individuals and organisations devoted to the economic and social history of the Middle Ages. It exists to foster collaboration between scholars and scholarly projects as well as act as a support network, particularly for early career historians. The Sowing the Seeds Network is supported by the Economic History Society, Centre for History and Economics (Cambridge) and CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities , Cambridge). Learn more about the Seeds. All scholars, including students, working on any aspect of medieval economic and social history are welcome to join.

SSMA  
The SSMA mailing list is used to enable discussion among all branches of archaeology in Scotland to improve the uses of archaeological collections in Scottish museums for research, teaching and display.

SWARF  
A list to discuss the development of an archaeological research agenda for the South West of England Web Site www.somerset.gov.uk/swarf

THORP  
An e-forum for onomasts, historians, archaeologists, and historical geographers researching aspects of the origins, spatial organization, economic function, social status and physical setting of settlements containing the place-name element -thorp (and its variants).

TOOTHWEAR-LIST  
This list is for discussion of tooth wear and microwear and its use for reconstruction of trophic ecology and diet

TWENTIETHCENTURY  
20th Century Working Group discussion for Marine Historic Environment Research Framework

VIKINGWORLDS  
Mailing list for the Viking Worlds conference. The list is intended to communicate future conference plans and relevant research projects.

VISTA  
3D Visualisation Standards in Archaeology. A list for the discussion of the desirability, practicality and nature of standards in the visualisation of archaeological artefacts, sites and landscapes. This includes models and reconstructions in any three dimensional digital format.

WELLS-AND-SPAS  
List for the discussion of all aspects of ‘Holy’ Wells, and related water veneration, including their definition, architecture, distribution, history, folklore, archaeology, etymology and hydrology.

WOOD-CHARCOAL  
The purpose of this list is to promote engagement and discussion between specialists working on archaeological wood and charcoal. It provides a forum for the dissemination of notices on conferences, meetings and publications as well as discussion on relevant issues such as anatomical identification, methodology, preservation, wood-working technology and environmental reconstruction. The list aims to foster communication between all environmental archaeologists from universities, contracting units and freelance specialists, who are engaged in the analysis of waterlogged, desiccated or charred wood from archaeological sites.

ZOOARCH  
Zooarchaeology is the analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites to reconstruct the cultural lifeways of people and the interrelationships between people, animals, and the environment. This list promotes the flow of ideas, skills, information, and offers support to fellow zooarchaeologists. Zooarch is supported by and works closely in association with the International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ)

ZOOARCHISOTOPES  
The working group and list aim to address how stable isotope analysis can be used to answer zooarchaeological questions, and foster discussion across disciplines on this topic.

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