370 Works

Hampshire - assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

Cornwall Council
This project was carried out by Cornwall County Council's Historic Environment Service between March 2006 and March 2008 in partnership with Hampshire County Council Environment Department under Objective 2 of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. The assessment consists of a consideration of the archaeology within the aggregate producing areas of the county through analysis of data contained in the Hampshire Archaeology and Historic Buildings Record (AHBR). In nine of these areas AHBR data was enhanced...

Aircraft Crash Sites at Sea

Wessex Archaeology
The project was a scoping study to identify current gaps in data and understanding relating to aircraft crash sites at sea. The study arose partly out of the discovery of aircraft parts and associated human remains as a result of marine aggregate dredging.

Marine Class Description and principles of selection for aggregate producing areas

Wessex Archaeology
Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by English Heritage to carry out Phase I of a project on a means of selecting sites that are sufficiently important in archaeological terms to warrant special measures if they are implicated in proposed marine aggregate dredging. Such special measures could include protection by exclusion zones, recording and recovery, or some other form of mitigation. The project is funded with the support of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.

A database of Mesolithic Sites based on Wymer JJ and CJ Bonsall, 1977

Charles Whyte
Data derived from the Gazetteer of Mesolithic sites in England and Wales (Wymer and Bonsall, 1977), issued as a Council for British Archaeology Research Report, for all the Mesolithic sites in England and Wales. It includes a list of mistakes noted in the original paper document, and the digitised (PDF) version of the report.

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon Landscape and Economy (VASLE) Project

Julian D Richards, John Naylor & Caroline Holas-Clark
Recently the role of metal-detected objects in the study of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian England has greatly increased through reporting to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and the Early Medieval Corpus (EMC). There are now thousands more artefacts and coins known than a decade ago which, in conjunction with fieldwork, have the potential to revolutionise our understanding of the early medieval period. The VASLE project was the first attempt to examine this data on a national...

High resolution sonar for the archaeological investigation of marine aggregate deposits

Justin Dix
This High resolution sonar for the archaeological investigation of marine aggregate deposits project was undertaken by the University of Southampton and funded through the English Heritage disbursed Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. The project investigated the potential of state-of-the-art, high-resolution, sonar systems for the investigation of marine aggregate bodies for archaeological material.

Modelling Exclusion Zones for Marine Aggregate Dredging

Justin Dix
The Modelling Exclusion Zones for Marine Aggregate Dredging project is funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as disbursed by English Heritage. The project investigates the potential impact of aggregate dredging on submerged archaeological sites (principally but not exclusively wreck) through an enhanced understanding of the physical processes of site formation. This information will be used in turn to define exclusion zones around such sites both within and adjacent to licensed aggregate dredging areas, as...

Warwickshire assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

Warwickshire County Council
The aim of this project was to identify, characterise and digitally map available information on Warwickshire's archaeological resource in areas of past, present and potential future aggregates extraction in order to enhance existing baseline data, to improve archaeological mitigation of future extraction proposals in the county, and to promote better public understanding of and engagement with these issues.

Re-assessment of the archaeological potential of continental shelves

Justin Dix, Rory Quinn & Kieran Westley
The Re-assessment of the archaeological potential of continental shelves project is funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as disbursed by English Heritage. The project assessed the current state of our knowledge and the archaeological potential of marine landscapes for both pre-historic and historic periods on a global basis.

Neanderthal climate preferences and tolerances: the need for a better chronology

Rupert Housley, Philip Allsworth-Jones, Christopher Burbidge, Nick McCave, David Pyle, David Sanderson, Oliver Bazely, Simon Crowhurst & Tjeerd Van Andel
This project aimed to investigate whether the present chronological data for late Mousterian sites in Europe are biasing our perception of Neanderthal populations by making them appear more cold-adapted than the incoming anatomically modern Early Upper Palaeolithic humans. In this study we focused on the part of the Neanderthal world that experienced the most continental climatic environments - namely, European Russia north of the Black Sea - for it is in such a region that...

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...

England's Historic Seascapes: HSC Method Consolidation

Cornwall Council
To finalise the development of a nationally-applicable method for characterising the historic dimension of England's coastal and marine environment, Historic Seascape Characterisation (HSC), Cornwall Historic Environment Service consolidated a national HSC methodology from the lessons and the experience gained during the five pilot projects of the England's Historic Seascapes Programme undertaken in 2004-07.

The Stansted Framework Project

Framework Archaeology
Between 1999 and 2004, Framework Archaeology undertook a series of large-scale archaeological excavations at Stansted Airport, Essex. These were undertaken in advance of redevelopment work within the Stansted Airport Limited landholding. The results of the archaeological excavations were published by Framework Archaeology in 2008 in the book entitled 'From hunter gatherers to huntsmen: A history of the Stansted landscape'

Black Country Historic Landscape Characterisation

Wolverhampton City Council
Historic Landscape Characterisation is a national programme supported by English Heritage. In the Black Country the HLC is a record of the entire landscape of the four local authorities (see coverage) and how it has changed since the 18th century. This is the first report of the main local project.

Clee Hills Project, Shropshire

University Of Birmingham & Ironbridge Institute
The Clee Hills, within the AONB of the Shropshire Hills in the south of the county, form a prominent and enduring element within the landscape yet are relatively little known outside of the region. This project sought to survey and characterise all evidence for human activity on the Clee hills, formulate a management strategy that would involve all who lived, worked and used the hills and provide an outline interpretation of the visible archaeological remains....

The Palaeolithic Rivers of Southwest Britain

Robert Hosfield, Laura Basell, Tony Brown, R. Young, S. Hounsell & Phil Toms
The PRoSWB project synthesises the archaeological evidence for the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic occupation of south-west Britain (c. 500,000 - 40,000 BP), with a principal focus upon the archaeological and geological potential of the region's Middle Pleistocene fluvial environments. South-west Britain was defined as the region west of the headwaters of the Rivers Fr4ome and Piddle and south-west of the River Avon.

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...

Submerged Palaeo-Arun and Solent Rivers: Reconstruction of Prehistoric Landscapes

Sanjeev Gupta, Jenny Collier, Andy Palmer-Felgate, Julie Dickinson, Kerry Bushe & Stuart Humber
The Submerged Palaeo-Arun and Solent Rivers project was undertaken by the Seafloor Imaging and Processes group at the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London and funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as distributed by English Heritage. The project reconstructed the palaeogeomorphology of the extension of the River Arun on the northern English Channel shelf using high-resolution geophysical imaging sonars and assessed the potential for preservation of prehistoric archaeological resources on relict...

Mapping the Medieval Townscape: a digital atlas of the new towns of Edward I

Keith Lilley, Steve Trick & Chris Lloyd
This resource derives from the Mapping the medieval urban landscape research project which began in 2003 with two years funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project focused on a group of 'new towns' situated in Wales and England and established in the reign of King Edward I. A digital historical atlas of these new towns is made available here. It contains information about each of the towns studied, including an interpretative essay...

Aggregate extraction in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council
Aggregate Extraction in Warwickshire (also known as Extracting Warwickshire's Past) is a Warwickshire County Council project, supported by the English Heritage Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The project was designed to promote public and aggregate understanding and appreciation of past human activity within the aggregate extraction areas of Warwickshire.

Colne Valley Park Historic Landscape Characterisation

Buckinghamshire County Council & Groundwork Thames Valley
The Colne Valley Park Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) project was carried out by Buckinghamshire County Council and Groundwork Trust of the Colne Valley Regional Park and was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as rebursed by English Heritage. The project complements the county HLC databases maintained by Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Surrey County Councils. As well as providing a detailed and cohesive historic landscape characterisation for the Park, this database includes additional information on historic...

Smouha District, Alexandria, Egypt: Report on geophysical survey, November 2004

Sally-Ann Ashton
A geophysical survey was conducted to assist with a Cambridge University research project to locate the remains of the sanctuary temple complex in the ancient district of Hadra in Alexandria, Egypt. Three different areas were investigated in an attempt to identify the remains. However, the archaeological significance of the results were unclear and require further and fuller investigation to ascertain the nature of the identified anomalies. The data archived here consists of the full project...

Berkshire Archaeological Journal

Berkshire Archaeological Society
In 1878, the Berkshire Archaeological and Architectural Society started publishing annual reports and transactions. This collection contains digitised copies of the Transactions of the Berkshire Archaeological and Architectural Society, the Berks, Bucks, and Oxon Archaeological Journal, and the Berkshire Archaeological Journal.

Knowth Early Christian Animal Bone Metrical Database

Emily Murray & Finbar McCormick
This collection contains a database which presents the raw data of the analysis of the animal bone assemblage from recent excavations of the medieval settlement at Knowth, Co. Meath. The results and analysis of the assemblage are presented in full in the monograph Knowth and the zooarchaeology of Early Christian Ireland by Finbar McCormick and Emily Murray published by the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin (2007). Summary tables of the metrical and ageing data are included...

The Excavation of the Cleatham Anglo-Saxon Cemetery, North Lincolnshire

Kevin Leahy
In the 1980's the Anglo-Saxon mixed rite cemetery at Cleatham, in the parish of Manton, North Lincolnshire was excavated in advance of its destruction by ploughing. This work resulted in the recovery of 1204 urns and 62 inhumations together with boundary ditches and other features. The digital archive includes the full catalogues of urns, inhumations and finds as a relational database together with images and metadata defining the terms used. The digital archive is intended...

Registration Year

  • 2010

Resource Types

  • Dataset
  • Text

Data Centers

  • Archaeology Data Service