370 Works

Breaking Through Rock Art Recording: 3D laser scanning of megalithic rock art

Durham University
This project tests the technique of 3D laser scanning for the recording of prehistoric rock carvings. The main objectives are to assess the reliability, accuracy and precision of this technique for recording purposes and to evaluate its capacity to discover new carved motifs invisible to the naked eye. This project looked at Castlerigg Stone Circle in Cumbria as well as Long Meg and Copt Howe in Cumbria and Horseshoe Rock in Northumberland. Data available within...

Blackstone, Worcestershire

Derek Hurst
Aerial photography in 1957 resulted in the discovery of a rectangular double-ditched enclosure near Bewdley. Excavation in the 1970s, in advance of gravel extraction, provided limited evidence of Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age activity prior to occupation in the later Iron Age, when the enclosure was established. Pottery and briquetage indicate trading links with the wider region, respectively with west and north Worcestershire, and with Droitwich. The main Iron Age occupation is dated from the...

NERC Ancient Biomolecules Initiative

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
The Ancient Biomolecules Initiative is a Natural Environment Research Council programme exploring the biomolecular record of past life which is entombed in archaeological and geological deposits. The findings have applications in archaeology, anthropology, forensic science, research into the past climates and oil exploration. This resource consists of a series of leaflets in PDF format which describe the key findings of the Ancient Biomolecules Initiative.

Defence Areas: a national study of Second World War anti-invasion landscapes in England

William Foot & Council For British Archaeology
The Defence Areas Project was carried out between April 2002 and June 2004. Its overall aim was to build on the results of the Defence of Britain Project (April 1995-March 2002) by examining in more detail anti-invasion defence works that form a coherent and legible grouping and survive well in landscapes largely unchanged from those of 1940/41. The purpose is to promote people's understanding and enjoyment of these defence landscapes, and to encourage them to...

Scotland's First Settlers

Caroline Wickham-Jones & Karen Hardy
Scotland's First Settlers comprised a survey project to locate and examine sites relating to the earliest, Mesolithic, settlement of the Inner Sound, along the coastlands between Skye and the west coast of Scotland. Particular foci of interest included the existence and nature of midden sites, the use of rockshelters and caves, and the different types of lithic raw material in use. In addition, information relating to the human use of the area up to the...

The eastern cemetery of Roman London: excavations 1983-1990

David Bowsher & Bruno Barber
Archaeological excavations conducted between 1983 and 1990 at different sites within an area covering about 12ha in the modern London Borough of Tower Hamlets, to the east of the City of London, produced evidence for a large Roman cemetery. This cemetery was one of several serving Roman London, and lay immediately to the east of the town. During these excavations 136 cremation burials and 550 inhumation burials were recorded, together with a further 165 features...

Nene Valley: Archaeological and Environmental Synthesis

Northamptonshire Archaeology & University Of Exeter
The Nene Valley Project has collated archaeological, hydological and palaeoenvironmental data from published and archive sources. The material was inputted into a specially created database and formed the basis for geographical analysis using Mapinfo and ArcGIS. The results along with palynological modelling from a group of key sites formed the basis of a synthetic, period by period survey which provided a comprehensive record of knowledge to date, along with demonstrating gaps which could be targeted...

A template for increasing public awareness of archaeological investigations associated with mineral workings

Cambridge Archaeological Unit
The Template for Increasing Public Awareness of Archaeological Investigations Associated with Mineral Workings project was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as rebursed by English Heritage. The project was initiated by Hanson Aggregates in conjunction with Cambridge Archaeological Unit of the University of Cambridge. The objective of this intitiative was to increase public awareness of the vast amount of archaeological knowledge and finds arising from investigation works associated with mineral extraction. As such, it...

Extensive Urban Survey - Surrey

Surrey County Council
Extensive Urban Surveys have been undertaken or are presently being undertaken in a number of English counties as part of a wide ranging English Heritage initiative. Surrey, in common with many other counties, had a survey of its historic towns carried out almost thirty years ago, as a result of an initiative by the Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments (then part of the Department of the Environment). This survey has formed a basis and background for...

Aggregate Landscapes of Derbyshire and the Peak District

Archaeological Research Services
The Aggregate Landscapes of Derbyshire and the Peak District Project is funded by Defra through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) and delivered by English Heritage. The project has been undertaken by Derbyshire County Council (DCC), the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) and Archaeological Research Services Ltd (ARS Ltd) with DCC as the lead partner. The HER Enhancement Project is concerned with enhancing and upgrading the historic environment records for the aggregate producing areas...

Identification and quantification of archaeological projects arising from aggregates extraction in Greater London

Museum Of London Archaeology
The project aimed to identify and quantify past archaeological investigations arising from hard and soft aggregates extraction in Greater London, which currently have incomplete or inappropriately low levels of dissemination. The study provides a basis for a future strategy to improve and widen public dissemination of the results of such investigations, including the deposition of data into a publicly accessible research archive.

The Sutton Hoo Research Project 1983-2001

Martin Carver
Sutton Hoo is an archaeological site in Suffolk, south-east England (National Grid Reference TM 288 487), famous for the Anglo-Saxon ship burial discovered there in 1939. Investigations at the site since 1939 have revealed: * Field boundaries and farming activities from the NEOLITHIC, BEAKER (Early Bronze Age), Later BRONZE AGE and IRON AGE; * Cemeteries of the EARLY MEDIEVAL period (sometimes Dark Age, locally termed ANGLO-SAXON), dating between the 6th and the 12th centuries AD;...

Trent Valley Palaeolithic Project

Mark White, David Bridgland & Andy J. Howard
The Trent Valley Palaeolithic Project (TVPP) aimed to provide an improved understanding of the geoarchaeological history of the Trent Valley and areas formerly drained by the Trent, and through this to gain a better understanding of the settlement and cultural history of this region of the Palaeolithic world. The Project has combined archaeological reappraisalof existing museum collections with monitoring and geoarchaeological investigation of operational gravel quarries and excavation of key geological deposits in order to...

CBA Occasional Papers

Council For British Archaeology
The complete series of the Council for British Archaeology Occasional Papers has been digitised and is being made available by the CBA via the Archaeology Data Service. They are available in PDF format, which preserves the layout of the original publication.

The Nailsea Glassworks, Nailsea, North Somerset: A Study of the History, Archaeology, Technology and the Human Story

Andrew F. Smith
Nailsea Glassworks was one of the most significant glasswork in the United Kingdom. It was in operation between 1788 and 1873. The site remained largely derelict until it came up for redevelopedment in 1983. This prompted an archaeological study and the resulting report is available for download at AHDS Archaeology as a set of PDF files.

Cultural heritage management and the palaeo-environmental resource: Surveying the surface-visable palaeochannel record in the Trent Valley, UK

Steve Baker
The Trent Valley Palaeochannels Database is a GIS archive of 1204 palaeochannels and 34 areas of ridge and swale topography mapped from geo-referenced aerial photographs during 2003. The work was carried out by Trent Valley GeoArchaeology, a partnership of academic, professional and commercial stakeholders, as part of a multidisciplinary project, Trent Valley 2002, funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.

Norwich, Castle Mall

Norfolk Archaeological Unit
Funded by English Heritage and the developer (Estates and General/Friends Provident), extensive excavations in central Norwich have permitted detailed analysis of the great Norman and medieval institution of Norwich Castle and part of the Anglo-Saxon town that preceded it. The results appear in four volumes of the East Anglian Archaeology series.

The Aggregate Landscape of Gloucestershire: Predicting the Archaeological Resource

Gloucestershire County Council Archaeology Service

Pig Measurements from Durrington Walls (Wiltshire, England)

Umberto Albarella & Sebastian Payne
Excavations at the late Neolithic site of Durrington Walls, Wiltshire, in 1966-67 unearthed large numbers of well-preserved pig teeth and bones. This has provided the opportunity to build up a data set of measurements that can be of great use as a comparative baseline for other European material. Tables of measurements from 12 skeletal elements are available for download as ASCII comma separated value (.csv) files suitable for loading into spreadsheets or databases. Explanations of...

England's Historic Seascapes: Solent and Isle of Wight

Julie Satchell
The England's Historic Seascapes: Solent and Isle of Wight project was undertaken by the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (HWTMA), Bournemouth University and Southampton University. This coastal and marine area is diverse and dynamic, it includes the coastal area of the Solent, and Isle of Wight, (approximately a 150 mile stretch of coastline). The project is one of four pilot projects designed to apply the principles of HLC (Historic Landscape Characterisation) to the...

Cruck database

Vernacular Architecture Group
This database was originally created (as 80 column cards) by N W Alcock as a Vernacular Architecture Group project, with the collaboration of many members of the group. It was used to generate the published catalogues of cruck buildings in Cruck Construction: an Introduction and Catalogue CBA Research Report 42 (1981) and its predecessor, A Catalogue of Cruck Buildings (Phillimore for Vernacular Architecture Group, 1973).

Bibliography of the Vernacular Architecture Group

Vernacular Architecture Group
The Vernacular Architecture Group has been periodically publishing a bibliography since 1972. Volumes III and IV (1992 and 1999 respectively) were compiled digitally and submitted to the Archaeology Data Service for archiving and dissemination. These records have been compiled into an on-line database which may be browsed or searched by keyword, author and location.

Assessing The Research Potential of Grey Literature in the study of Roman England

Richard Morton & Neil Holbrook
Since the adoption of Planning Policy Guidance Note 16 (Archaeology and Planning) in 1990, around 90% of all archaeological work in England has been prompted by the planning process. The product of this work is the ubiquitous typescript report, commonly referred to as the "grey literature" of archaeology. This term reflects the fact that whilst developer-funded typescript reports are well-used through the planning process, the results of this work are predominantly unpublished and commonly not...

Dendrochronology Database

Vernacular Architecture Group
This resource consists of the tree-ring dates for 3300 buildings in the United Kingdom, ranging from cathedrals to cottages and barns. The database holds period, location and reference information for each record. It also includes a few buildings that have been dated by high precision radiocarbon dating, and the names of buildings for which dating was attempted but not successful.

Registration Year

  • 2010

Resource Types

  • Dataset
  • Text