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Channel Tunnel Rail Link Section 1

Stuart Foreman
The Phase 1 archive of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), representing the route of the link from Fawkham Junction (Gravesham) to Folkestone, is a major new research archive for the archaeology of Kent. The construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link has provided a unique opportunity to investigate thousands of years of change and development across the landscape and the archaeological programme of works associated with CTRL is probably the largest ever undertaken in...

Glass Beads from Anglo-Saxon Graves

Birte Brugmann
Birte Brugmann's 'Beads from Anglo-Saxon Graves' digital archive consists of a spreadsheet containing information on 32,000 beads from Anglo-Saxon graves in England of the 5th to 8th centuries. The spreadsheet represents beads of a variety of materials from 106 sites in nine Anglo-Saxon regions and was created as part of Brugmann's 2004 publication 'Glass beads from Early Anglo-Saxon Graves. A study on the provenance and chronology of glass beads from Anglo-Saxon Graves'. The research was...

HMJ Underhill Archive

Deborah Harlan & Megan Price
This project began in September 2001 with the re-discovery of an old archive in the Institute of Archaeology (Oxford University). The archive consists of a collection of hand-painted glass (lantern) slides that depicted the "Megalithic Monuments of Great Britain," dating to 1897-5 and attributed to H.M.J. Underhill. The slides showed the stone circles at Stonehenge, Avebury, Stanton Drew and the Rollright Stones. Miscellaneous slides depicted other prehistoric monuments: Menhir at Dartmoor and the Sarsen Stones...

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...

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.

Montgomeryshire Placename Database

The Powysland Club
The Montgomeryshire Placename Database contains over 10,000 modern and 23,000 associated placenames for the county of Montgomeryshire and was complied between 1987 and 1998 by members of the Powysland Club. The database is primarily designed to provide historical information on modern placenames and can be searched using a full placename or element, parish or six figure grid reference. The database provides information on two distinct levels: detailed geographical information and notes on modern 'top-level' placenames...

Downland Settlement and Land-use: The Archaeology of the Brighton Bypass

David Rudling
Between 1989 and 1991 a programme of archaeological rescue excavations was undertaken by the University College London Field Archaeology Unit on the route of the new A27 Brighton Bypass, East Sussex. The archaeological works were designed within a research framework to investigate chalk downland settlement and land-use, from the Mesolithic to the present day. The resulting publication builds on, consolidates and brings to a more synthetic framework a long history of archaeological work, professional and...

Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre

Kevin Camidge, Carl Thorpe, Richard Larn & David McBride
The Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre is located in the small harbour of Charlestown, near St Austell in Cornwall. It is a privately owned maritime museum housing many objects recovered from historic shipwrecks. The objects on display range in date from the 16th century ot the present day. The main aim of this project is the recording of objects in the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre originating from wrecks currently protected under the Protection of...

Extensive Urban Survey - Surrey

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...

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;...

England's Historic Seascapes: Southwold to Clacton

The England's Historic Seascapes: Southwold to Clacton project was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology between April 2006 and 2007. The project is one of four pilot projects designed to apply the principles of HLC (Historic Landscape Characterisation) to the marine environment. This project built upon the intial methodology developed for the Liverpool Bay pilot study and seeks to develop MHLC (Marine Historic Landscape Characterisation) to ensure the final mehtodology is suitable to apply nationally. The project...

The Ancient Saar Project: London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition

Robert C Killick
The excavations at Saar, Bahrain, took place between 1990 and 1999. The work was undertaken by the London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition which was formed specifically for the purpose. The UK academic supporter of the project was the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. In Bahrain, the Expedition received the patronage of the Amir, the late Shaikh Isa bin Sulman Al-Khalifa. The project was funded mainly by the business community in Bahrain, as well as by the...

Discovery and Excavation in Scotland

Discovery and Excavation in Scotland is an established journal which records all fieldwork undertaken and discoveries made in Scotland during the preceding year. It is a critical resource for archaeological research, and is unique in Europe. DES is launched at the ARP conference in May each year. awo

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...

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.

Assessment of Archaeology within Marine Aggregate

Julie Satchell
This project investigates how archaeology is considered within Environmental Statements (ESs) submitted for marine aggregate dredging licences. The study considered a selection of ESs dating from across the period for which thei production has been required in support of licence applications before focussing on ESs submitted since 1998, when the application procedure underwent major changes. The review uses key legislation and guidance from the last two decades as measures for best practice.

Stone Age Occupation of the Mekrou Valley Southwest Niger, West Africa

Vicky Winton
The Mekrou Project aimed to assess the potential for field investigations of Early and Middle Stone Age archaeological sites in the Mekrou Valley. Additionally they assessed the potential for dating Mekrou Valley Pleistocene and Holocene sediments, and by association, artefacts interred within these, by Optically Stimulated Luminescence technique.

Wearmouth and Jarrow Monastic sites. Volume 2 Appendix C

Rosemary Cramp
The twin monastery of Wearmouth and Jarrow achieved European importance in the period between its foundation in the late 7th century and destruction in the mid-9th century. Thius is mainly because of the fame of its most renowned inmate, the theologian and historian, Bede. The excavated evidence provides important evidence for the evolution of monastic plans in the Christian West in this period. The excavations have also provided some evidence for the econonmic base of...

On the Importance of Shipwrecks

On the Importance of Shipwrecks is An Aggregates Levy Sustainability Project (ALSF) as rebursed by English Heritage. The project has developed a framework and methodology for evaluating the importance of physical remains of wrecks on the seabed in the context of the Environmental Impact Assessment. The project included as literature review, consultation with key practitioners and the development of a draft framework, trials of the framework on sub-sets of wreck records from the National Monuments...

Medieval Archaeology

Medieval Archaeology journal seeks to support and advance the international study of the period from the 5th to the 16th century AD. While maintaining a special concern for the medieval archaeology of Britain and Ireland, the journal also provides a forum for the discussion of important finds and developments within this period from anywhere in the world, serving as a medium for co-ordinating the work of archaeologists and that of historians and scholars in any...

Radiocarbon dating bone samples recovered from gravel sites

The Radiocarbon dating bone samples recovered from gravel sites is an Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund project as rebursed by English Heritage. The project was undertaken by the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. Radiocarbon pre-treatment chemistry is costly and time-consuming and so it is often not feasible to attempt to date bones, especially in large numbers, from gravel sites or others known for poor bone preservation. However, sites which predominantly yield bone which contain insufficient surviving collagen...

NERC Ancient Biomolecules Initiative

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.

Spanish Medieval Ceramics in Spain and the British Isles

Chris M Gerrard, Alan Vince & Alejandra Gutierrez
Spanish Medieval Ceramics in Spain and the British Isles is an on-line, searchable bibliography covering historical and social background, important recent work in Spain on pottery, and Iberian pottery found in the British Isles, including material in museum collections, scientific analyses and information on tiles.

Trial excavations on the site of a 17th century clay tobacco pipe kiln near Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, 2001

David Higgins
Trial excavations at Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire in 2001 revealed evidence of a 17th century clay pipe manufactory. The report of the excavtions along with four line drawings and the cover illustration have been archived with the Archaeology Data Service and are available for download.

Hartshill, Berkshire

Between January and April 2003 Cotswold Archaeology (CA) carried out an archaeological excavation funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) at Hartshill Copse, Upper Bucklebury, West Berkshire (centred on NGR: SU 5310 6850). The excavation followed previous excavations conducted in 2002 prior to gravel extraction elsewhere within the gravel quarry which were carried out as a result of the findings of an archaeological evaluation undertaken in 1986. The excavation identified evidence for late Bronze...

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