370 Works

The Eagle in the Landscape: The Archaeology of the Cotswold Water Park

Oxford Archaeology (South)
The project is a study of the Iron Age and Roman landscape of the Cotswold Water Park region in the Upper Thames Valley, incorporating a number of key previously unpublished archaeological sites. The project was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as distributed by English Heritage. This Digital Volume deposited with the ADS contains detailed archive reports on the stratigraphy, finds and environmental evidence for the four key Cotswold Water Park sites and the...

Gwithian, Cornwall: Excavations 1949-1969

Henrietta Quinnell, Jacky Nowakowski, Anna Lawson-Jones, Joanna Sturgess, Carl Thorpe & Charles Thomas
The Gwithian Archive Project (2005-2007) is a comprehensive assessment of the results of two major unpublished excavations which took place in West Cornwall during the 1950's and 1960's. The project was carried out by Cornwall Historic Environment Service and was funded through the ALSF scheme as disbursed by English Heritage.

Construction and Re-use of Bargrennan chambered cairns, South-West Scotland

Vicki Cummings & Chris Fowler
Construction and Re-use of Bargrennan chambered cairns, South-West Scotland documents the initial construction and use of 'Bargrennan' style chambered cairns in Dumfries and Galloway. Excavations were conducted at Cairnderry from 2002-2004 and interim reports have been published as UCLan Studies in Archaeology. These reports have been remodelled to separate the excavation reports from the specialist reports and saved as PDF files which may be downloaded from AHDS Archaeology. A collection of photographs of the excavations...

Chewton Mendip, Somerset: Historic Turnpike Wall Restoration Project

Somerset County Council
The Chewton Mendip Turnpike Wall Restoration Project was undertaken to improve the condition and safety of walls on the section of the A39 between Chewton Mendip and Bathway. The project was a Somerset County Council (SCC) initiaitive with backing from the Countryside Agency, Mendip Hills AONB, Somerset Highways, Waldegrave Estates and English Heritage via the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The digital archive consists of the final summary report detailing the aims and outcomes of...

England's Historic Seascapes: Scarborough to Hartlepool

Cornwall Council
The Scarborough to Hartlepool and adjacent marine zones project was undertaken by Cornwall County Council's Historic Environment Service and funded by the Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability fund as rebursed by English Heritage. The project applies a Historic Seascapes Characterisation (HSC) to the coastal, inter-tidal and marine zones of North Yorkshire and Teeside, from Scarborough to Hartlepool as part of the England's Historic Seascapes project as one of four pilot projects of varying coastal and marine...

Extensive Urban Survey - Hertfordshire

Isobel Thompson
The Hertfordshire Extensive Urban Survey project began in 1997, as part of the national EUS programme instigated and funded by English Heritage. It was carried out by Hertfordshire County Council's Archaeology Section (now the Historic Environment Unit). All the places surveyed were either urban districts by 1900, or had urban characteristics in the past. The total number of these urban places is 25. They range from the Roman roadside settlement of Cow Roast, which has...

Rapid Archaeological Site Surveying and Evaluation in the Marine Environment

Richard Bates
The RASSE project was undertaken by the University of St Andrews with partners as part of the three year research project funded by Round 2 of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) administered by English Heritage (EH). The principal aim of the project was to test and develop rapid, quantitative, remote (geophysical) sensing techniques for the enhanced investigation of maritime archaeological sites in sensitive aggregate extraction areas. Furthermore, the project attempted to improve temporal and...

Extensive Urban Survey - Cumbria

Cumbria County Council
The Cumbria Extensive Urban Survey was carried out by Cumbria County Council between 2000 and 2002. The project, part of a national programme of work coordinated by English Heritage, comprised a three-stage survey of the historical and archaeological aspects of each of twenty-three towns selected in Cumbria. The programme aims to re-evaluate the national archaeological resource and to provide comprehensive, rigorous and consistent base-line information against which research, regeneration and land use planning objectives may...

Trent Valley: Making Archaeology Matter

David Knight & Blaise Vyner
This booklet aims to provide a brief introduction to the archaeological issues associated with gravel quarrying. Its geographical focus is the Trent Valley, one of the major sources of sand and gravel in the UK. The continuing demand for sand and gravel, combined with an increasing awareness of the rich archaeology of the river terraces and floodplain, encouraged the establishment in 2001 of Trent Valley GeoArchaeology. The organisation is a co-operative of stakeholders, including researchers,...

Roman brooches in Britain: a technological and typological study based on the Richborough collection

Justine Bayley & Sarnia Butcher
In the 1970s a study was carried out of 445 extant brooches from Richborough, both by the traditional typological method and by scientific methods which had not so far been applied systematically to material of this type. The early work indicated that there were significant correlations between typology, alloy composition and techniques of decoration. The decision was taken to extend the survey to brooches from other sites with the result that some 3500 brooches have...

Excavations at the Viking Barrow Cemetery at Heath Wood, Ingleby, Derbyshire, 1998-2000

Julian D Richards
The cemetery at Heath Wood, Ingleby, Derbyshire is the only known Scandinavian cremation cemetery in the British Isles. It comprises 59 barrows, of which about one-third have been excavated on previous occasions, although earlier excavators concluded that some were empty cenotaph mounds. From 1998-2000 three barrows were examined. These investigations suggested that each of the barrows contained a burial, although not all contained evidence of a pyre. This digital archive consists of a small number...

Trent Valley 2002: Trent Valley GeoArchaeology bibliographic database

Stuart Brookes
The Trent Valley has been subject to considerable archaeological, geomorphological and palaeoenvironmental investigation. The results of most of this work are only accessible through 'grey' literature held in SMR archives in the various Counties and Unitary Authorities through which the River Trent flows. The Trent Valley GeoArchaeology bibliographic database provides a searchable reference database that brings together both published and 'grey' literature within a single data resource providing enhanced access to information on the nature...

Clifford's Tower

Kirstin Miller
Clifford's Tower is one of the last visible remaining structures of the medieval castle of York. The motte was first raised as part of a complex double motte and bailey system spanning the River Ouse in response to the Northern Revolt of 1068. However, Archaeological investigations around Clifford's Tower have shown that the site has been in use since the Roman period. In 2002-2003 InterCulture began to build a website www.cliffordstower.org.uk to explain the site...

The South Lanes, Carlisle: Specialist Fascicules

Mike McCarthy & Oxford Archaeology (North)
From 1978 to 1982, Carlisle Archaeological Unit (CAU) carried out a programme of archaeological excavation and standing building recording, funded in part by the then Department of the Environment, prior to the redevelopment of the Lanes, a densely built-up area of approximately 2.8ha (6.9 acres) situated within the north-east angle of Carlisle's medieval city defences (NY 4015 5606). In total, some 26 excavation trenches were opened over the site as a whole, and a further...

Three dimensional modeling of Scottish Early Medieval Sculpted Stones: PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow (2003)

Stuart Jeffrey
A Ph.D thesis submitted to the University of Glasgow which evaluates the available technologies allowing digital three dimensional records of archaeological material to be generated and considers how to best utilise the new opportunities for interactive exploration, reconstruction and recontextualisation of Early Medieval sculpted stones. These new technological approaches are examined in the context of existing recording techniques as well as being examined with specific reference to the practical difficulties likely to arise given the...

Virtual Walkabouts

Clive Ruggles
The Virtual Walkabout resource aims to provide not only a tool for expressing the spatial relationships of archaeological landscapes, buildings and artefacts but also a resource for learning and teaching through a simple fieldwork project. The Virtual Walkabout archives contain a series of still, 2-dimensional photographic images that collectively try to express the experience of walking around an archaeological site or monument. The images are presented in their Virtual order from a given point of...

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Society Of Antiquaries Of Scotland
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland have scanned the entire run of the Archaeologia Scotica and the Society's out-of-print monographs. The archive also includes a full run of the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland from 1851 until 2012. The latest editions of the journal are available digitally, although they are embargoed for three years, during which time they are only available to Fellows of the society using a login and password.

A Corpus of Early Anglo-Saxon Buckets

Jean Mary Cook
A Corpus of Early Anglo-Saxon Buckets is a database of buckets as grave goods of the pagan period. It results from the researches of Jean Cook who died before she could bring the project to completion and has been compiled by colleagues at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford. AHDS Archaeology has archived the database and provides a link to the on-line version hosted by the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford.

Water Supply and Management in the Near East 63BC-AD636: PhD Thesis, University of Oxford (2006)

Zena Kamash
PhD thesis submitred to the University of Oxford to assess the ancient systems of water supply and management in the Near East from 63 BC to AD 636, from both a technological and sociological perspective.

Refining Areas of Maritime Archaeological Potential (AMAPs) for Shipwrecks

Bournemouth University
In May 2007, English Heritage commissioned Bournemouth University to undertake a project entitled Refining Areas of Maritime Archaeological Potential for Shipwrecks - AMAP1 funded by the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The aim of the project is to undertake quantitative spatial analysis of shipwreck data using GIS to compare typologised wreck scatters to environmental, historical and hydrographic datasets in order to identify biases in the data and refine areas identified as AMAPs during the Navigational...

Predictive Modelling of Multi-Period Geoarchaeological Resources at a River Confluence

Tony Brown, Keith Challis & Andy J. Howard
Predictive Modelling of Multi-Period Geoarchaeological Resources at a River confluence is an Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund backed project led by principal investigators Professor Tony Brown, Dr Andy J Howard and Mr Keith Challis. The project takes as its study area the confluence of the Trent and Soar rivers in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom. The overall purpose of the project is to: (a) to establish a rigorous research model for the future development...

The Urban Landscapes of Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan

Tim Williams & Sjoerd Van Der Linde
Ancient Merv, in Turkmenistan, is one of the most complex and well-preserved urban centres on the Silk Roads of Central Asia. A succession of major cities at Merv started in the 6th century BC and continued until the Mongol sack of 1221AD, although Mongol occupation, a resurgent Timurid city of the 15th century, and expansion in the 19th century continues the urban sequence. Together the walled urban areas covered more than 1000 ha. The Institute...

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