370 Works

The Archaeological Potential of Secondary Contexts

Robert Hosfield, Phil Toms & Jenni Chambers
The project assesses the Palaeolithic stone tool assemblages recovered from the flood deposits of Middle and Late Pleistocene (787-11,000 BP) rivers in the UK (described as archaeological secondary contexts). The stone tool assemblages are distributed across southern Britain, while Pleistocene flood (fluvial) deposits are distributed throughout the UK. The stone tool assembalges and their associated fluvail deposits vary in age from at least 700,000 years old to the end of the Paleolithic period (c. 11,000...

Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England, AD 450-700

Penelope Walton Rogers
This database has been extracted from a much larger collection of data compiled by staff and volunteers at The Anglo-Saxon Laboratory (which incorporates Textile Research). The extract covers the period AD 450-700 and includes 3802 records of textiles from 162 Anglo-Saxon cemeteries. It has been made available as part of the Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England project, funded by English Heritage, and it forms the basis of the book: Penelope Walton Rogers, Cloth...

Dendrochronology Database

Vernacular Architecture Group
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.

Extensive Urban Survey - Kent

Kent County Council
Kent is one of the most populous counties in England and yet has historically contained few major centres. For most of its history, the pattern of settlement in the country has instead been a dispersed one with a large number of small towns and villages accommodating the majority of the population. These small towns have served a number of different functions as markets, civil and religious centres and drivers for trade, industry and communications. Today,...

BMAPA Protocol for reporting finds of archaeological interest

Wessex Archaeology
The BMAPA ALSF funded project archive comprises Protocol documentation distributed to wharves and vessels operated by BMAPA companies. The documentation includes the full text of the Protocol, and Notes for site champios. The documentation also includes a poster (PDF).

The Palaeolithic Archaeology of the Sussex/Hampshire Coastal Corridor

Martin Bates, Francis Wenban-Smith, Richard Bates & Rebecca Briant
The unique Middle and Late Pleistocene sedimentary record preserved along the Sussex/Hampshire coastal corridor between Romsey and Brighton that formed over the last 500,000 years contains a wealth of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic archaeological remains. The importance of these deposits has been recognised through the various phases of excavation at the internationally renowned site at Boxgrove, through mapping work on the upper coastal plain and the field and analysis work associated with the Palaeolithic Archaeology...

Database of Implement Petrology for Britain

Council For British Archaeology
The Database of Implement Petrology for Britain contains records assembled by the Implement Petrology Committee of the Council for British Archaeology between the 1930s and the mid 1980s. The database contains contains the results of examining more than 7,500 stone implements from the British Isles. These artefacts range in date from the earliest Neolithic to the Bronze Age; in type from polished battle axes to net sinkers; in quality from the finest jadeite axe to...

The evolution of Rome's maritime facade: archaeology and geomorphology at Castelporziano

Helen Rendell & Amanda Claridge
This project investigated the evolution of the Laurentine Shore, integrating archaeological and multi-variate geographical analysis to achieve a holistic interpretation of the relationship between the built and natural environments. Working principally within the confines of the modern Castelporziano Estate whose sea front. extends 7-13 km south-east of the Tibermouth at Ostia, the project focused on the period between 100BC and AD500 and the development of the shore as a 'maritime facade' of luxury villas belonging...

Archaeological Archives Forum Papers

Archaeological Archives Forum
A series of reports from the Archaeological Archives Forum are being archived and made available by the Archaeology Data Service. These include 'Access to Archaeological Archives: A study for Resource and the Archaeological Archives Forum' by Val Bott (2003) and 'Archaeological Archives: A guide to best practice in creation, compilation, transfer and curation' by Duncan H. Brown (2007).

Chapel of St Laurence, Bradford on Avon

David Hinton
A small excavation was carried out in September 2000 on the south side of the late Anglo-Saxon chapel to investigate the possibility of the former existence of a chamber or crypt below the demolished south porticus. Clearance of 19th-century rubble revealed ashlar facing on the south, and a little of the east wall, establishing that the sub-floor space had existed. The archive consists of drawings and photographs of the excavated south wall elevations, which are...

National Ice Age Network

University Of London Royal Holloway, University Of Birmingham & University Of Leicester
The National Ice Age Network expanded and built upon the success of The Shotton Project, a Midlands Ice Age network, funded by the ALSF in 2003/2004. It focuses on the Pleistocene (Ice Age) remains to be found in England's sand and gravel quarries. These remains include sediments and their contained flora and fauna relating to the past environments of the Ice Age, together with the archaeological evidence for some of the country's earliest human inhabitants....

Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: North East

Archaeological Research Services
The North East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment, or NERCZA, is one of a series of projects initiated by English Heritage around the coasts of England. The NERCZA study area consists of approximately 200km of coastline between the Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT) and 1km inland from Mean High Water Springs (MHWS), and includes Coquet Island and the Farne Islands which lie offshore and Holy Island, joined to the mainland at low tide by a causeway.

An Imperial Frontier and its Landscape: the Gorgan and Tammisha Walls in North-East Iran

Roger Ainslie & Eberhard Sauer
This project looked at the results of fieldwork/geophysics carried out at as part of the An Imperial Frontier and its Landscape: the Gorgan and Tammisha Walls in North-East Iran project.

Royal Anne Galley Marine Environmental Assessment

Charlie Johns & Kevin Camidge
The Royal Anne Galley was a galley frigate was wrecked off the Lizard in 1721 while on voyage to the Barbados. There were only three survivors out of 200 passengers and crew. The most notable of those who perished was Lord Belhaven who was going to take up the Governorship of Barbados. The wreck site was rediscovered in 1991 by local diver Robert Sherratt when a large sounding lead was found adjacent to two iron...

Cottam A: a Romano-British and Anglian Settlement in East Yorkshire

Julian D Richards
This archive concerns excavations and associated field-walking and metal-detecting at the site known as Cottam A. Here, a Romano-British ladder settlement, to the north-west of the present-day Cottam Grange Farm, became the renewed focus of activity in the Anglian period. Files available for download include text reports, spreadsheet data, magnetometry data and a searchable set of artefact images for coins and metalwork objects.

Cowlam: Anglian Settlement in East Yorkshire

Julian D Richards
This archive concerns an evaluation at Church Farm, Cowlam, by M. Hummler, J.D. Richards and S.P. Roskams undertaken as part of a University of York student training programme. Files available to download consist of textual reports, spreadsheet data relating to finds and photographs of coins and metalwork.

Dendrochronology Database

Vernacular Architecture Group
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.

Magnetic Moments in the Past

Cathy Batt, Paul Linford & Zoe Outram
Understanding the age of a given site has always played a central role in archaeology. The principal scientific dating technique used within archaeology is radiocarbon dating, but there are many other techniques that offer advantages to the archaeologists in different situations. Archaeomagnetic dating is one such technique that uses the properties of the Earth's magnetic field to produce a date. A project entitled 'Magnetic Moments in the Past' was launched by the University of Bradford...

The Silchester Project: Roman Town Insula IX The Development of an Urban Property c. AD 40-50 - c. AD 250

Michael Fulford, Michael Rains & Amanda Clarke
The Roman city of Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester, Hampshire) was subjected to an extensive programme of excavations by the Society of Antiquaries of London between 1890 and 1909. In 1997 a new programme of excavations began on part of insula ix with the aim of exploring the full sequence of occupation from the late Iron Age through to post-Roman abandonment. It rapidly emerged that House 1 had a complex history of development with abandonment and demolition...

Archaeological Collections Areas Database and Map

Society Of Museum Archaeologists
This digital archive contains details of three projects undertaken by the Society of Museum Archaeologists in 2002, 2006 and 2012, and an updated resource for the use of archaeologists working across England. This is the Archaeological Collections Areas Database and Map, first created ten years ago. The interactive Map provides an easy way to access details of organisations that are accepting archaeological archives (related to Local Authority boundaries) and indicates which areas do not currently...

Nidderdale AONB Archaeological Survey Archiving Project

Jamie Quartermaine & Nicholas Boldrini
In 1999, Lancaster University Archaeological Unit were commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council, in conjunction with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Project, to undertake an archaeological survey of part of the Nidderdale AONB. The aim of this survey was to concord various datasets which had been produced by previous work; to verify and record existing features, and to identify any further features within the area. The overarching aim of the survey was...

Blackstone, Worcestershire

Derek Hurst
Aerial photography in 1957 resulted in the discovery of a rectangular double-ditched enclosure near Bewdley. Excavation in the 1970s, in advance of gravel extraction, provided limited evidence of Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age activity prior to occupation in the later Iron Age, when the enclosure was established. Pottery and briquetage indicate trading links with the wider region, respectively with west and north Worcestershire, and with Droitwich. The main Iron Age occupation is dated from the...

Trent Valley GeoArchaeology 2002

Trent Valley GeoArchaeology
Trent Valley 2002 - also referred to as Trent Valley Survey 2002 or Trent Valley Geoarchaeology 2002 was a multi-disciplinay project carried out by Trent Valley Geoarchaeology, a partnership of organisations involved in the study of archaeology in the Trent Valley. The project was funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as disbursed by English Heritage. The project comprised 13 individual components, each of which was carried out by particular members of Trent Valley GeoArchaeology...

Development of a Regional Sediment Mobility Model for Submerged Archaeological Sites

Justin Dix
An understanding of the dynamics of underwater archaeological sites has been a primary research aim of marine archaeologists for the last four decades. To develop a viable sediment dynamic model for artefact based sites is crucial both in terms of site formation process study; a priori archaeological investigation; and latterly the effective management of marine sites to ensure their future stability.

Registration Year

  • 2010

Resource Types

  • Dataset
  • Text

Data Centers

  • Archaeology Data Service