The VERA (Virtual Environment for Research in Archaeology) project is based on a research excavation of part of the large Roman town at Silchester in north Hampshire, which aims to trace the site's development from its origins before the Roman conquest to its abandonment in the fifth century A.D. The VERA project aims to investigate how archaeologists use Information Technology (IT) in the context of a field excavation, and also for post-excavation analysis. The project is investigating the impact of e-Infrastructure and the take-up of digital devices on an archaeological community. VERA is a two-year project funded by the JISC VRE 2 programme, involving researchers from the University of Reading, University College London, and York Archaeological Trust. In this talk I will outline and discuss the core aspects of the VERA project, ranging from on-site activities and usability studies, through to collaborative work with the archaeological community, and the technical developments to support fieldwork and post excavation analysis.