Archaeology forms a major part of the BSR’s activities, and over the years we have supported and undertaken many projects throughout Italy. The BSR continues to be at the forefront of archaeological research in Italy.

A catalyst for research at the BSR was the South Etruria Survey, a ground-breaking study in the development of landscape archaeology undertaken by the then director of the school, John Ward-Perkins.

The projects illustrated in these pages show the key role that the BSR plays in promoting and developing major archaeological projects in Italy and beyond.

A vital function of the BSR is to facilitate contact between British, Commonwealth, and Italian academic communities and to serve as a centre for research and debate. These projects demonstrate how we bring together British, Italian and other European institutions, and enable a level of activity and research which would simply not be possible for an individual research group or UK-based institution.