About Us


Geophysical Survey at Stapleford, Nottinghamshire.

A tribute memorial made by FARI of the Lancaster Bomber Crash

Overview Of Hanthorpe Site




About FARI Archaeology

FARI Archaeology currently comprises some 30+ members who come from a whole range of backgrounds. Some have previously worked in archaeology whilst others are currently pursuing a formal qualification in the subject. But by far the largest number are those who simply have an interest in the subject and are looking for opportunities both to learn more and to actively participate in archaeological and historical investigations.

Whilst concentrating our efforts in the Newark area, FARI Archaeology has also undertaken investigations further a field in Nottinghamshire and adjacent counties and we draw members from as far away as Derbyshire whilst two of our members are currently studying archaeology at St Andrews in Scotland and London as well as at Nottingham University.

With links to both the professional archaeological community and to other amateur groups we can provide a whole range of different activities for anyone interested in finding out more about the archaeological heritage of their local area.

At the more glamorous end of the subject, we have also carried out work with Time Team and with the Two Men in a Trench TV programmes.

We provide training in many different aspects of archaeology including recording and surveying and can provide plenty of "hands on" experience both in non invasive and excavation techniques.

Our Principles

For more than a decade, FARI Archaeology has carried out high quality archaeological investigative work across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

We work closely with the local authorities, professional groups and experts to ensure that all work is completed to the highest standard and that our results are published as widely as possible so that the community as a whole, can benefit from improving knowledge about the past.

We also help to identify sites at risk and find ways of ensuring they are protected and preserved for the future.

Our aims are twofold:-

  • Firstly to investigate, record and preserve the archaeological heritage of our area.
  • Secondly, to encourage more people to take an interest and become actively involved in archaeological investigations.

Finds Recording

If you find anything in your garden or fields and would like it identified and any advice on preservation then please bring it along to one of our meetings and we will be happy to take a look.

With your permission,we will also record the find so that its existence can help us develop a better picture of th history of your local community.