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PUBLICATIONS
Books
2012 Doing archaeology, Routledge
2006 The origins of the Anglo-Saxons, Anglo-Saxon Books
2004 Education and the historic environment, Routledge (with P G Stone & M Corbishley)
2001 The English elite in 1066: gone but not forgotten, Anglo-Saxon Books
1999 Guide to archaeology in higher education, CBA
1998 A guide to late Anglo-Saxon England, Anglo-Saxon Books
1997 Archaeology in the English national curriculum, CBA
1996 Teaching archaeology: a United Kingdom directory of resources, CBA
1992 Sandal Castle teaching pack, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Conference proceedings
2011 ‘The educational purpose of archaeology: a personal view from the United Kingdom’, in A Matsuda & K Okamura (eds.) New perspectives in global public archaeology: 217-226, Springer
2011 ‘Does archaeology matter?’, in G Moshenska & S Dhanjal (eds.) Community archaeology: themes, methods and practices: 123-130, Oxford University Press
2009 ‘Friend or enemy? Community archaeology in the United Kingdom’, in P Gonzalez Marcen Patrimoni, identitati ciutadania: un nou paper per a l’arqueologia i la historia, Treballs d’Arqueologia 15: 43-49, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
2009 ‘Bonekickers: informing, educating, entertaining?’, in S Lemaitre & C Schall How do the media represent archaeology, what is at stake?: 31-44 (with G Bailey & A Piccini)
2006 ‘Television archaeology: education or entertainment?’, Institute of Historical Research conference publications http://www.history.ac.uk/education/conference/henson.html
2006 ‘The educational value of archaeology’, in J-C Marquet, C Pathy-Barker & C Cohen Archaeology and education: from primary school to university, British Archaeological Reports International Series (BAR S) 1505: 35-39, Archaeopress, Oxford (with A Bodley & M Heyworth)
2006 “Ever Widening Circles”, British Archaeological Jobs Resource, Conference Papers 2006
2006 ‘Education about heritage through archaeological landscapes in Britain’, in Discussing the cultural heritage in the world: towards the symbiosis of various cultures, World Archaeological Congress Symposium
2004 ‘Archaeology and education, an exercise in constructing the past’, in P Gonzalez Marcen Comunicar el passat. Creació i divulgació de l’arqueologia i de la història: 5-16
2002 ‘Opportunities for museums in archaeological education’, in P J Wise (ed) Public archaeology: remains to be seen: 46-51
2001 ‘Archaeology in higher education: a review’, in P Rainbird & Y Hamilakis (eds.) Interrogating pedagogies, BAR International Series 948: 45-48
1989 ‘Away from the core? A northerner’s view of flint exploitation’, in I Brooks & P Phillips, Breaking the stony silence: papers from the Sheffield lithics conference 1988, BAR British Series 213, 5-31

Articles and book chapters
2011 ‘Education is a central issue for all archaeologists’, British Archaeology 119: 64-65
2010 ‘An anti-Pagan edict brings Britons and Saxons together’, BBC History Magazine 11 (10), October 2010:
2010 ‘The academy and the public’, in I Russell & S Koerner (eds.) Unquiet pasts: risk society, lived cultural heritage, re-designing reflexivity: 209-222, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate
2010 ‘Chronicle: a glimpse of TV heaven’, Viewfinder
2009 ‘What on earth is archaeology?’, in E Waterton & L Smith (eds.) Taking archaeology out of heritage: 117-135, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
2009 ‘In my view: the true end of archaeology?’, Primary History 51: 7-8
2008 ‘Putting people in their place: the link between citizenship and heritage’, Journal of Education in Museums 29: 28-36
2008 ‘History and archaeology at 14-18’, Research in Archaeology Education 1
2008 ‘Schools and further education: engaging with the historic environment’, The Archaeologist 67: 39-40
2007 ‘Don Henson considers archaeology and education’, British Archaeology 93: 64-65
2006 ‘Training the volunteers’, Conservation Bulletin 53: 34-35
2005 ‘History and archaeology for all’, House Magazine
2005 ‘Teaching our common humanity’, Opinion piece in British Archaeology 82: 44
2005 ‘Curriculum choice at 14+: who decides?’, The Historian 84: 44-45
2004 ‘Questions you have always wanted to ask about … history and archaeology’, Primary History 36: 23-24
2001 ‘People and place’, History Today Dec: 38-39
2001 8 chapters, in V Pearson (ed) Teaching the past: a practical guide for archaeologists
2000 ‘Archaeology in higher education’, The Archaeologist 37: 19-20
2000 ‘Teaching the past in the United Kingdom’s schools’, Antiquity 74: 137-141
1998 ‘Archaeology’, U3A sources, education bulletin 1
1998 ‘Reaching out to the future’, IFA Yearbook 1998: 33-35
1996 ‘A bronze age barrow at Hognaston, Derbyshire: the flints’, in J Barnatt & J Collis, Barrows in the Peak District, 164-165
1995 ‘Urns: bronze age people and their last resting place’, Young Archaeologist 86, 10
1993 ‘Community education: the evening class experience’, JEM 14, 1-2 (with M Hall & P Judkins)
1993 ‘Museum education, a museum or a teaching profession?’, GEM News 49, 11-12
1993 ‘The non-flint lithic finds’, in P Ellis (ed) 1993 Beeston Castle, Cheshire: a report on the
excavations 1968-85 by Laurence Keen & Peter Hough: 59-62
1991 ‘Don’t underestimate education’, Museums Journal 1991: 52
1991 ‘Wakefield: a very peculiar practice’, GEM Newsletter 41, 28-31
1990 ‘Museums and Art Galleries’, Not on your agenda 23, 14 (City of Wakefield Information Service)
1989 ‘Newton Cliffs: a flint-working and settlement site in the Trent Valley’, in P Phillips Archaeology and landscape studies in north Lincolnshire, BAR British Series 208 (ii), 81-180 (with D Garton and P Phillips)
1987 ‘Regional survey and the analysis of lithic scatters: a case study from south east Ireland’, in P Rowley-Conwy, M Zvelebil & H P Blankholm Mesolithic north west Europe: recent trends, 9-32, Sheffield University (with M Zvelebil, J Moore and S Green)
1985 ‘Where have all the quarries gone?’, CBA Forum 1985, 6-8
1985 ‘The flint resources of Yorkshire and the East Midlands’, Lithics 6: 2-10

Letters and reviews
2008 ‘The Early English Settlement of Orkney and Shetland’, The Innes Review 59: 116-117
2008 ‘Building and better past, a response’, website of the HEA Academy Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology, http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/hca/resources/detail/building_a_better_past_a_response_by_don_henson
2006 review of ‘The story of Alderley Edge’, Internet Archaeology
2004 review of ‘London’s archaeological secrets’, History Today54: 5
2004 letter in History Today 54 (10): 63
2004 letter in BBC History Magazine 5 (10): 97
2002 letter in the Times Educational Supplement, 26 July 2002
1997 review of ‘A treasure hard to attain’, Viewfinder, 31: 1
1995 ‘Negative charge’, letter in Museums Journal, June 1995
1993 reply to Stephen Allen, GEM News 50: 18

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