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Wrecks on the Seabed R2: Assessing Evaluating and Recording (U86)

The project comprised the development and testing of a number of methodologies for the rapid assessment, evaluation and recording of wreck sites. The main aim of the project was to provide industry, regulators and contractors with a framework for the incremental, decision-oriented investigation of wreck sites and with guidance on their archaeological assessment, evaluation and recording. The objectives were: - Develop and refine methodologies for assessing, evaluating and recording sites in deeper water. - Assess...

Coastal shell middens and agricultural origins in Atlantic Europe

Geoff Bailey, Nicky Milner, Naomi Belshaw, Oliver Craig & Eva Laurie
This project was funded by the AHRB from 2002-2005. It aimed to examine the role of marine resources and especially shellfish in the diet and economy of prehistoric hunters and gatherers living in Northwest Europe between about 8000 and 5000 years ago and the influence of these patterns on the spread and adoption of agriculture after about 5000 years ago. The archive presents the database which was constructed for Naomi Belshaw's PhD project on the...

AMAP2 - Characterising the Potential for Wrecks

The "AMAP2 - Characterising the Potential for Wrecks" project (AMAP2), commissioned by English Heritage in October 2009 and completed in July 2011, is a collaborative project between SeaZone and the University of Southampton (UoS) which sought to improve the management of the marine historic environment by enhancing our understanding of the relationship between shipwrecks and their surrounding environment. This has been undertaken through the refinement of baseline data for marine spatial planning and the development...

The Upper Tisza Project 1991-2004

The Upper Tisza Project is an interdisciplinary Anglo-Hungarian landscape archaeology project, based in the University of Durham/Dept. of Archaeology and E??tv??s Lor??nd University/Institute of Archaeological Science, Budapest. The project focuses on three principle aims: (i) the definition and explanation of changes in the palaeo-environment, together with changes in regional economic potential, over the last 10,000 years; (ii) the definition of long-term changes in arenas of social power which are related to the exploitation of local...

Essex Seaside Resort Project

The Seaside Heritage Project (funded by Essex County Council, English Heritage, Tendring District Council, Colchester Borough Council and Southend Unitary Authority) is a series of reports whose purpose is to examine, explore and explain the growth and consolidation of Essex coastal resorts and to outline recommendations for the future conservation of its distinct character zones and many historic buildings and structures of significance.

Gill Mill Quarry, Oxfordshire

A programme of archaeological examination at Gill Mill gravel quarry near Witney, Oxfordshire, commenced in 1988 and is still ongoing, the work falling into Phase 1, DUGM and Phase 2, SLGM, undertaken under different planning conditions. The present assessment report considers the archaeological record for both phases of work The significance of the site lies in two main aspects: the scale of examination and the character of the archaeological features revealed. The Phase 1 works...

Identification and quantification of archaeological projects arising from aggregate extraction in Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex

The project aimed to identify and quantify past archaeological investigations arising from hard and soft aggregates extraction in the counties of Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex, 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 study was conducted through...

Californian Basketry Traditions

Peter Jordan
Data derived from Elsasser, A.B., 1978. Basketry. In: Heizer, R.F. (Ed.), Handbook of North American Indians, California, vol. 8. Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 626- 641, that has been included in Jordan, P.D. and Shennan, S.J., 2003 Cultural Transmission, language and basketry traditions amongst the California Indians. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology , 22 (1) 42 - 74.

Dendrochronology Database

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.

The Western Stone Forts Project: Excavations at Dun Aonghasa and Dun Eoghanachta

The Discovery Programme & Claire Cotter
Dun Aonghasa is one of the best-known archaeological monuments in the west of Ireland and stands at the cliff-edge on the island of Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands off the coast of Co. Galway. The site is a late Bronze Age hillfort built ca. 1000BC and remodelled in the early Medieval period, possibly sometime around AD 800. It has been a National Monument in state care since the late nineteenth century. The...

Osteological Analysis of Early Bronze Age human skeletal remains in Tyne and Wear Museums

Michelle Gamble & Chris Fowler
Much of our understanding of Early Bronze Age burials in the North East of England is derived from excavations which took place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In order to judge the reliability of existing information on the human remains recovered, and to provide additional detailed information, Michelle Gamble carried out osteological re-analysis of the human remains from several Early Bronze Age burials from the North East of England. The purpose of...

Archaeological Site Index to Radiocarbon Dates from Great Britain and Ireland

The 'Archaeological Site Index to Radiocarbon Dates from Great Britain and Ireland' is a database hosted by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) presenting almost 9000 radiocarbon dates from sites around Great Britain and Ireland. The database originated in 1971 as a printed index compiled by Cherry Lavell and produced by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA). Further supplements appeared until 1982 and in 2001 the resource was further updated. The records held in the database...

The Archaeological Journal

Royal Archaeological Institute
The Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI) is a leading national archaeology society and since 1844 we have annually published the Archaeological Journal. The journal contains papers on the Institute's interests, which span all aspects of the archaeological, architectural and landscape history of the British Isles. It presents the results of archaeological and architectural survey and fieldwork on sites and monuments of all periods as well as syntheses and overviews of such work in the British Isles....

A Stamford Ware Pottery Kiln in Pontefract. Excavations at Simpson's Malt, Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

Ian Roberts, Chris Cumberpatch, Rob Ixer, Mike Hughes & Jane Young
A medieval pottery kiln discovered kiln in Pontefract is revealed to have produced Stamford ware vessels of a type previously only associated with Stamford in Lincolnshire. The pottery found can be equated typologically with forms and decorations that have been dated elsewhere to the Late 11th and 12th centuries. Both radiocarbon and archaeomagnetic dating methods, however, indicate a pre-Conquest date for the last firing of the kiln, in the early 11th century. The pottery fabric...

Whitley Castle Geophysics Survey

36ha geomagnetic survey and 8ha of resistance survey over one of the best preserved Roman forts in Britain, and its immediate surroundings. Evidence for extra-mural settlement, remodelling of the defences and other structures, possible earlier features, medieval and post-medieval features.

The Antikythera Survey Project

Andrew Bevan & James Conolly
The Antikythera Survey Project (ASP) was an interdisciplinary programme of fieldwork, artefact study and laboratory analysis that addressed the long-term history and human ecology of the small Greek island of Antikythera. It was directed by Andrew Bevan (University College London) and James Conolly (Trent University, Canada), in collaboration with Aris Tsaravopoulos (Greek Archaeological Service), and under the aegis of the Canadian Institute in Greece and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Its four main external funding...

Culture and Gender in the Danelaw: Scandinavian and Anglo-Scandinavian Brooches, 850-1050

Jane Kershaw
This is a substantial body of data comprising just over 500 brooches and pendants worn by women in the ninth and tenth centuries. It is hugely significant as a new body of evidence for the Scandinavian settlements in England. Many objects have been recorded in ways that can be difficult to access, such as county HERs or image archives. One of the aims of the project is, therefore, to bring these finds fully into the...

Engendering Roman Military Spaces

Penelope M. Allison
The research project 'Engendering Roman Military Spaces', investigates socio-spatial behaviour inside Roman military forts during the early Empire. It uses the distribution of artefacts found in forts in the German provinces to analyse the activities carried out within the various components of these forts. It then investigates the relationships between these spaces and the members of these communities - both soldier and non-soldier - who were likely to have been engaged in these activities. In...

Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Burials in Northeast England

Chris Fowler
This dataset records the key information pertaining to each of the mortuary deposits. This includes details of the contents of the deposit, any associated architecture, and the location of the deposit. The contents documented include human remains, artefacts and any materials recorded in the source literature. Where material from the deposit has been radiocarbon dated relevant details are provided. The features in which the deposit was placed are detailed, as are any associated monuments and/or...

Wrecks on the Seabed R2: Assessing Evaluating and Recording (Unknown)

The project comprised the development and testing of a number of methodologies for the rapid assessment, evaluation and recording of wreck sites. The main aim of the project was to provide industry, regulators and contractors with a framework for the incremental, decision-oriented investigation of wreck sites and with guidance on their archaeological assessment, evaluation and recording. The objectives were: - Develop and refine methodologies for assessing, evaluating and recording sites in deeper water. - Assess...

The Origin and Spread of Stock-Keeping in the Near East and Europe

James Conolly
In western Eurasia the earliest evidence for domestic livestock is dated to c.10,000 cal BP. Farming then spread westwards through Europe over the subsequent millennia, arriving in the far west and north of the continent by c.6,000 cal BP. For decades there have been major debates as to the nature of this spread, with many basic questions still remaining largely unanswered. The objective of this major research project, which was funded for four years by...

Hulk Assemblages: Assessing the national context

This document details the Hulk Assemblages Project, undertaken by Museum of London Archaeology, with input from the Thames Discovery Programme and the Nautical Archaeology Society. The aim of the project was to create a method for quantifying known hulk assemblages in England, and to create a nationwide database of hulk assemblages, that could be used to identify thematic, geographic and temporal gaps in the known data. A comprehensive survey of hulks or hulk assemblages in...

Bibliography of the 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.

Wealden Houses Database

This database has been compiled using earlier lists and information from contributors, to provide a gazetteer of Wealden (or 'recessed-hall') houses. These are a distinctive medieval house type, characterised by having an open hall flanked by either one or two floored, jettied end bays, all under a single roof. Because the wall plate is aligned with the front walls of the end bay(s), it 'flies' over the hall, where it is usually braced from the...

Registration Year

  • 2012

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