The website was set up 2017, aiming to feature articles, news and research on Ancient Sites, Landscapes, Archaeology and Natural history. This produced an acronym of ASLAN, hence the domain name of:

Today the website has the same aims, and is intended for those who seek a deeper understanding of our land and landscape, of human history and origins, and of ancient mysteries. It is also accessible via

Geographically, the website continues to focus on Britain, Ireland and Europe, with occasional articles on places further afield. Chronologically the focus is on everything before 1000 AD.

If you have any feedback to give, or insights to offer, you’re welcome to make comments at the bottom of articles. You can also contribute your own articles to the website – see contributors’ guide. And you can contact us directly.

Thanks for visiting.

Current header image: Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse settlement, Shetland mainland