370 Works

Contextual analysis of the use of space at two Near Eastern Bronze Age sites

Nicholas Postgate & Roger J. Matthews
The Tell Brak / Kilise Tepe archive is the result of excavations at two near eastern sites. The archive contains a general introduction and a set of specialist reports.

Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050-1250: PhD Thesis, University of Sheffield (2005)

Neil Phillips
PhD Thesis about Earthwork Castles in Gwent and Ergyng, Wales AD 1050-1250.

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...

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...

Visual Repertoire, Focusing Activity and the 'Value of Heritage': Using the 'mental library of views' to evoke local place-identity, Britain and Europe: PhD Thesis, Lancaster University (2002)

Jonathan Kenny
Visual Repertoire, Focusing Activity and the 'Value of Heritage' investigates people's understanding of 'heritage' buildings and structures in the landscape and the part these structures play in defining a sense of identity. It is suggested that 'heritage' has multiple meaning and multiple natures and can remain constant as a nationalist flag in the landscape, or remain unnoticed and banal for years but become contested and politicised at the slightest change in social context. This resource...

Purbeck Papers

David Hinton
The Purbeck Papers pages accompany the book, edited by David Hinton, making available photos and data from the excavations and providing access to the publication's extensive appendices. Purbeck Papers covers a variety of topics regarding the archaeology of the Isle of Purbeck. The publication contains several papers, examining recent excavations and other archaeological considerations such as economy and the impact of the Black Death. There are photographs of excavations, details of the objects and environmental...

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.

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ancient mitochondrial DNA sequence and SNP data from Andaman and Nicobar museum samples

Phillip Endicott
To reconstruct the maternal demographic history of the populations of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelagos using genetic profiles obtained from colonial era skeletal material and hair collections. The project had two main technical arms: to obtain authentic DNA data from well-handled museum collections of human material, which were a priori presumed to be heavily contaminated; to use the data to fill in lacuna in the genetic landscape left by large-scale demographic decline caused by disease...

Alan Vince Archive

The Medieval Pottery Research Group, funded by English Heritage, undertook a comprehensive audit of the Alan Vince Archaeological Consultancy archive and made recommendations for the future security of the important elements of it. Dr. Vince's widow agreed to transfer title and copyright to the final curators of all the archive elements finally distributed as part of this project. Items were returned to individuals and institutions where appropriate. Archives lacking contact/commissioning information or belonging to commercial...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Lower Lugg Archaeology And Aggregates Resource Assessment

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

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