370 Works

St Anthony's Finds Record

Kevin Camidge
This project looked at the finds recovered from the wreck of the St Anthony wrecked of Gunwalloe, Cornwall on the 19th January 1527 while sailing from Flanders to Portugal. This archive includes a report, database and photographs of the finds recovered from the wreck.

Trent Valley Palaeolithic Project

Mark White, David Bridgland & Andy J. Howard
The Trent Valley Palaeolithic Project (TVPP) aimed to provide an improved understanding of the geoarchaeological history of the Trent Valley and areas formerly drained by the Trent, and through this to gain a better understanding of the settlement and cultural history of this region of the Palaeolithic world. The Project has combined archaeological reappraisalof existing museum collections with monitoring and geoarchaeological investigation of operational gravel quarries and excavation of key geological deposits in order to...

Christ Church, Spitalfields: investigations of the burial crypt 1984-1986

The crypt of Christ Church with All Saints, Spitalfields, East London, was the first post-medieval burial vault to have been comprehensively investigated by archaeological methods. Excavated between October 1984 and April 1986, the crypt provided the opportunity to examine the process of burial between 1729 and 1853 - with particular focus upon the types of coffins, furnishings and clothing involved. No excavations of this type had been previously undertaken and a custom excavation and recording...

National Ice Age Network

University Of London Royal Holloway, &
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....

England's Historic Seascapes: Demonstrating the Method

The HSC: Demonstrating the Method Project, funded by the ALSF, marks the initial implementation of a rigorous, repeatable methodology for Historic Seascape Characterisation, applying the principles already underpinning Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) to the coastal and marine zones.

Peak Forest Tramway and Cromford and High Peak Railway

A Heritage Audit was undertaken for the Peak Forest Tramway and the Cromford and High Peak Railway by ARCUS, in conjunction with Derbyshire County Council. The Peak Forest Railway was opened in 1796 to link the limestone quarries at Doveholes with Bugworth Canal Basin 6 miles to the northeast. It was one of the earliest mineral railways in Britain to link with an inland waterway system and to use iron rails. The route, engineered by...

Oxford Expedition to Egypt: Scene-details Database

Oxford Linacre College

England's Historic Seascapes: Liverpool Bay Pilot Area

England's Historic Seascapes is a programme of pilot projects developing a methodology for mapping the historic character of our coastal and marine environment. The programme's initial project, the Liverpool Bay Pilot Area, was undertaken by Wessex Archaeology and funded by the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund as distributed by English Heritage. The project archive consists of the final report and methodology statement.

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...

Warwickshire assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

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.

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.

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.

WAMAP: Wessex Archaeology Metric Archive Project

Jessica Grimm
Database of animal bone metrics covering a number of UK sites. The full dataset is available to download and a subset is available to search online in ABMAP.

Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale - Kentish Anglo-Saxon graves and grave-goods in the Sonia Hawkes archive

Helena Hamerow, Birte Brugmann & Deborah Harlan
The county of Kent is exceptionally rich in Anglo-Saxon cemeteries. Systematic excavations of some of these cemeteries in the 18th and early 19th centuries provided a wealth of finds that reflect Kent's close political and economic ties to the Frankish world in the 5th to 7th centuries. Excavations by the Revd Bryan Faussett in 1757-73 uncovered c. 750 graves from sites at Crundale, Guilton, Kingston Down, Bishopsbourne, Barfrestone and Sibertswold Downs, Bekesbourne and Chartham Down....

Hayton Roman Pottery Database

This project originated as an English Heritage funded project to develop an easy way of depositing the digital archive generated by the cataloguing of pottery. Another aspect of the project was to try to attempt to address the long standing tension inherent in the dissemination and publication of pottery within the context of archaeological reports, not only to pottery specialists but the audiences beyond. The dataset used for this project was pottery discovered during excavations...

Thornhill Farm, Fairford, Gloucestershire

Alex Smith
Between 1979 and 1989 the Oxford Archaeological Unit (now Oxford Archaeology) undertook extensive excavations of a late prehistoric cropmark complex at Claydon Pike and Thornhill Farm, Fairford. The excavation of the western element of the complex, Thornhill Farm, forms the subject of the current report. The excavations were implemented with the co-operation of the Amey Roadstone Corporation (ARC) and formed part of a co-ordinated archaeological response to the threat posed by gravel extraction during the...

Koros culture settlement, subsistence and environment: investigations of the Early Neolithic Koros culture site of Ecsegfalva 23, Co. Bekes, Hungary

Alasdair Whittle
This dataset comes from the excavations in 1999-2001 at Ecsegfalva. Apart from a small sondage at Ecsegfalva 18, these consisted of areas within Ecsegfalva 23: A, B and C. Since fine stratigraphic control was a principal objective of the project, we used a context system for recording what proved to be complex deposits. The areas were dug in small individual units, and many context numbers were used. A simplified version is given in the published...

Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment (RCZA) was undertaken by Humber Field Archaeology on behalf of English Heritage. The project consisted of a desk based rapid coastal zone assessment of the threat posed to heritage assets along the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire coast by rising sea level and consequential coastal erosion. The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire RCZA is one of a series of projects initiated by English Heritage around the coasts of England. The results...

Medway Valley Palaeolithic Project

Francis Wenban-Smith
The Medway Valley Palaeolithic Project (MVPP) was developed in response to the priorities and objectives of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. The project was focused within the Thames Gateway development area on sand/gravel aggregate deposits in southeast The Medway Valley Palaeolithic Project (MVPP) was developed in response to the priorities and objectives of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. The project was focused within the Thames Gateway development area on sand/gravel aggregate deposits in southeast Essex...

Quantifying the Functional Utility of Handaxe Symmetry: An Experimental Butchery Approach

Robert Hosfield, Anna Machin & Steven Mithen
A series of experiments to test the relationship between Acheulean handaxe form and effectiveness for butchery and contribute to the continuing discussion regarding the factors influencing handaxe form. Using sixty handaxes, thirty fallow deer carcasses and two butchers a dataset was produced which permitted the statistical analysis of the relationship between effectiveness (measured using the proxies of time and the scorings of the butchers) and nine measures of handaxe morphology (frontal and side symmetry, weight,...

Application of Archaeological Geophysical Techniques to the Investigation of British Smelting Sites: PhD Thesis, University of Bradford (2004)

Robert Vernon
Many archaeological researchers regard the magnetic anomalies produced by a furnace, or a slag dump, as the most a magnetometer survey can reveal about a smelting site. The research presented in this Thesis has shown this not to be correct. By conducting an in-depth examination of the geophysical responses produced by the different stages in the various metallurgical processes the research has confirmed that smelting sites can be geophysically evaluated to a greater extent than...

Aggregates Industry in the Trent Valley: A History and Archaeology

Tim Cooper
The 'Aggregates Industry in the Trent Valley: A History and Archaeology' project was undertaken by Tim Cooper of the ARCUS University of Sheffield and funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as distributed by English Heritage. The project takes a different approach to previous archaeological work in the Trent valley in that it takes the aggregates industry itself as the object of study. The project provides a detailed account of a regionally significant industry, and...

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