56 Works

Coventry Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

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Extensive Urban Survey - Cheshire

Jo Clark, Vince Devine, Malcolm Reid & Mike Shaw
The Historic Environment Team of Cheshire County Council, in partnership with English Heritage, carried out a survey of the archaeological potential and historic development of 37 historic towns of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. The survey was divided into three phases - data gathering, assessment and strategy. During data gathering a wide range of sources was examined, collated and entered on to the Cheshire Historic Environment Record Database. This data was assessed and used to write...

The Social Context of Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes

Fraser Sturt & Tyra Standen
This project was commissioned by English Heritage to draw together an international group of experts on prehistory, maritime archaeology and marine geoarchaeology for a one day meeting. Their brief was to consider the social context and significance of England's submerged prehistoric landscapes. Specifically, the meeting had the following aims and objectives: a. Enhance our understanding of the results of previous offshore projects by: Discussing the current state of knowledge; Describing current key concerns for each...

Laxton Close (Southampton Regeneration), Sholing, Southampton: An Archaeological Evaluation Report (OASIS ID aocarcha1-130357).

An archaeological investigation was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group on behalf of Lovell Partnership Ltd in July 2012 at the site of Laxton Close, Sholing, Southampton. The archaeological investigation consisted of an eight trench evaluation. During the course of the evaluation multiple undated ditch features and a single late post-medieval or modern posthole were encountered in the eastern area of the site, cut into the subsoil horizon. The subsoil overlay natural sandy clay gravel. These...

The CSA Propylaea Project

Harrison Eiteljorg
The aim of the project was to document the Propylaea (5th century, BCE, entrance building to the Acropolis) on a stone-by-stone basis, using CAD to record the final data. The project was not completed, and CAD models are available only for the NW wing and other relatively small portions of the building. Both technological and practical problems slowed the project. Data include the following: text (HTML) documents concerning the project, the building, and some of...

Drigg Burnt Mound, West Cumbria

An archaeological evaluation at the site of a putative Bronze Age hearth or burnt mound at Drigg, West Cumbria (SD 0450 9860), undertaken in October 2000 by Oxford Archaeology North (OA North). The work was commissioned by English Heritage following concerns raised by the Cumbria County Archaeologist and members of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (hereafter CWAAS), regarding accelerated erosion of the site. Two trenches were also excavated to establish the surviving...

Objects and Identities in Roman Britain and the North-Western Provinces

Hella Eckardt
The material presented here is the result of data collection on a range of object types from Roman Britain and the Roman north-western provinces for a forthcoming book: Eckardt, H. forthcoming (2014), Objects and Identities in Roman Britain and the North-Western Provinces. Oxford: OUP. Conventional publication does not permit the inclusion of the many finds lists that form the basis of distribution maps and discussion in printed format, and therefore they are published here in...

The Former Showground at Holsworthy, Devon (OASIS ID acarchae2-82830)

An archaeological trench evaluation, on the site of a proposed new residential development at the former Holsworthy Showground site, Holsworthy, Devon was undertaken by AC archaeology. The site occupies an area to the north of the historic core of the town. There are no previously recorded archaeological sites or monuments on the site itself, but it is located in area considered to have potential for prehistoric settlement and funerary remains. The evaluation comprised the machine-excavation...

Archaeological Evaluation of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking site at Torksey Lincolnshire

Julian D Richards & Dawn Hadley

South Yorkshire Historic Environment Characterisation Project

The South Yorkshire Historic Environment Characterisation project was undertaken by South Yorkshire Archaeology Service (SYAS), with funding from English Heritage. The project aimed to map and record the Historic Character of the districts of Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster, which make up the former county of South Yorkshire. The project is a further development upon the HLC studies that have been undertaken across the country since 1992. Rather than just work on the rural landscape,...

The Bosworth Battlefield Project

The Battlefields Trust
In 2004, for Leicestershire County Council and the Battlefields Trust, Glenn Foard undertook an assessment of the current state of knowledge of Bosworth battlefield. Between 2005-2010, with funding from the HLF and additional support in kind from LCC and the Universities of Huddersfield and Leeds, an investigation was undertaken to locate and characterise the 1485 Bosworth battlefield. Glenn Foard led an interdisciplinary team comprising historians, palaeo-environmentalists, a soil scientist and a place name scholar, working...

Hampshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

& Scott Wilson
Historic Landscape Assessment (HLA) seeks to identify and as far as possible understand the historic development of today's landscape. It places emphasis on the contribution that past historic processes make to the character of the landscape as a whole, not just selected 'special sites' and can contribute to a wider landscape assessment. This will help to guide decisions on its future change and management. It is important to ensure that the landscape evolves in a...

Cheshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Robert Edwards
The Cheshire HLC project recorded the visible evidence of human history, which forms the modern landscape. This was been achieved by identifying landscape attributes from a range of historical maps. These attributes are categorised into a series of Groups, Types and Sub-types and their extent mapped and analysed using a Geographic Information System (GIS). This work enabled the historic character of any given area to be presented, together with the historic processes which formed it,...

Number 1 Poultry (ONE 94)

The site of 1 Poultry is located near the Bank of England, in the heart of the City of London. During the 1990s, one of the largest excavations in the City recovered a remarkable archaeological sequence from the 1st to the 20th century AD. This was augmented by findings from nearby sites at Bucklersbury, Lothbury, Lombard Street, 72-75 Cheapside, 76-80 Cheapside, 36-37 King Street and Mansion House. 1 Poultry lies immediately west of the point...

Combe Down Stone Mines

Between 2000 and 2009 Oxford Archaeology carried out an archaeological recording action during the stabilisation of the post-medieval underground stone mines at Combe Down, Bath. The mines, which primarily date from the mid 18th to early 20th centuries, had begun to collapse endangering the stability of the settlement above and OA's works were part of a major engineering project which stabilised and ultimately infilled the mine. The works were carried (as a Watching Brief) during...

Burdale: an Anglian settlement in the Yorkshire Wolds

Julian D Richards & Steve Roskams
Investigation into night-hawk activity in Burdale dry valley revealed an Anglian assemblage of 8th-9th century date, consistent with a 'productive site'. Aerial photography demonstrated the presence of 'Butterwick' type irregular enclosures. Archaeological fieldwork was subsequently undertaken as a University of York training excavation in order to characterise the nature of the activity. The archive comprises the primary data and reports from field-walking, geophysical survey, and excavation.

ACE Portal for Publications and Outputs

The ACE network aims to promote contemporary archaeology at a European wide level, by emphasising its cultural, scientific, and economic dimensions, including its manifold interest for the wider public. With the acceleration of infrastructure and development works throughout the continent in the past decades, contemporary archaeology has become particularly important and challenging. The process of development poses severe threats to archaeological remains, which are by nature fragile and non-renewable, but it can also provide new...

Cult, Religion and Pilgrimage. Archaeological Investigations at the Neolithic and Bronze Age Monument complex of Thornborough, North Yorkshire

Jan Harding, Lindsay Allason-Jones, Arnold Aspinall, Alan Biggins, Ed Dennison, Sarah Groves, Simon Mays, Ben Johnson, Eva Laurie, Peter Makey, Roger Martlew, Armin Schmidt, Kristian Strutt & Blaise Vyner
The digital appendices supplement a published paper report (Harding, J. 2013. Cult, Religion, and Pilgrimage: Archaeological Investigations at the Neolithic and Bronze Age Monument Complex of Thornborough, North Yorkshire. York: Council for British Archaeology Research Report 174) by providing methodological statements, detailed data, and specialist description, analysis and discussion. The contents of the five appendices are as follows: topographic survey and geophysical prospection at the monuments and possible monuments (D1); geophysical prospection, total collection, and...

Number 1 Poultry (ONE 94)

The site of 1 Poultry is located near the Bank of England, in the heart of the City of London. During the 1990s, one of the largest excavations in the City recovered a remarkable archaeological sequence from the 1st to the 20th century AD. This was augmented by findings from nearby sites at Bucklersbury, Lothbury, Lombard Street, 72-75 Cheapside, 76-80 Cheapside, 36-37 King Street and Mansion House. 1 Poultry lies immediately west of the point...

Quarry Farm, Ingleby Barwick

This digital archive presents the results of an archaeological excavation conducted in advance of a housing development on the site of Quarry Farm, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees (NGR NZ 437 150). The site was identified through aerial photography in 1970, and a small-scale excavation was undertaken as a result. Further work was undertaken from the 1990s onwards, and took the form of fieldwalking, geophysical survey and trial trenching. This established the presence of a Roman villa,...

Pitcarmick Excavations 1993-5

Martin Carver, John Barrett & Jane Downes
The Pitcarmick project arose from the publication of the Royal Commission survey for North East Perth (1990), which revealed and mapped settlement sequences likely to have extended back from the 18th century into prehistoric times. One element noted on the maps was a type of long house with rounded corners that was tentatively attributed to the Early Historic or Pictish period. These became known in the literature as Pitcarmick-type houses. A notable sequence of buildings,...

Somerset and Exmoor Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Oscar Aldred & Graham Fairclough
The Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) project for Somerset and Exmoor National Park (NP) was carried out between 1999-2000 with funding from English Heritage by the Environment & Property Department of Somerset County Council. The project developed a method of identifying the historic landscape character of the present-day landscape, defining the landscape through a series of attributes, primarily the morphology of field boundaries, as well as processes of enclosure and measurement of past landscape changes. The...

Heslington East Excavation Archive

, York Archaeological Trust &
This archive project relates to archaeological evaluation, assessment and analysis of the 115 hectare site at Heslington East (SE643510). The site lies approximately 3.5km south east from the centre of the historic city of York and is the location of a new campus for the University of York. The site has evidence for human settlement from the Bronze Age through to the late Roman period, with some earlier prehistoric activity, and will allow us to...

La Grava The Archaeology and History of a Royal Manor and Alien Priory of Fontevrault

Albion Archaeology
The site of La Grava (known locally as Grove Priory) lies on the border between historic Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, south of Leighton Buzzard. Much of the core of the site and elements of its associated field closes (1.85ha of an area of 7.8ha) was excavated in advance of quarrying between 1973 and 1985, making it one of the most extensive projects on a monastic/manorial site in the UK in the 20th century. Excavations of the...

Exford Drive (Southampton Regeneration), Harefield, Southampton: An Archaeological Evaluation Report (OASIS ID aocarcha1-138343)

An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by AOC Archaeology Group on behalf of Lovell Partnership Ltd between 4th July and 23rd November 2012 at the site of Exfiord Drive, Harefield, Southampton. The archaeological investigation consisted of 15 evaluation trenches. The only feature of archaeological interest identified was a shallow undated gully. The general results of the evaluation indicate the site has experienced significant levels of horizontal truncation probably associated with the construction of the modern housing...

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