370 Works

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...

ALSF Dissemination: Benchmark Report Theme 4C. Outreach: The Sands of time, Aggregates and the public

& Julian Richards
The 'Sands of Time' report reviews the impact that Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) outreach projects have had in explaining archaeology, the historic environment and aggregate extraction to the widest possible audiences. In the absence of formal standards against which outcomes can be measured, the report provides an overview of current practice through a series of case studies. A guide to good practice in outreach is then offered as is an index of outreach resources,...

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...

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...

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

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...

Channel Tunnel Rail Link Section 1

Stuart Foreman
The Phase 1 archive of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL), representing the route of the link from Fawkham Junction (Gravesham) to Folkestone, is a major new research archive for the archaeology of Kent. The construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link has provided a unique opportunity to investigate thousands of years of change and development across the landscape and the archaeological programme of works associated with CTRL is probably the largest ever undertaken in...

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...

HMJ Underhill Archive

Deborah Harlan & Megan Price
This project began in September 2001 with the re-discovery of an old archive in the Institute of Archaeology (Oxford University). The archive consists of a collection of hand-painted glass (lantern) slides that depicted the "Megalithic Monuments of Great Britain," dating to 1897-5 and attributed to H.M.J. Underhill. The slides showed the stone circles at Stonehenge, Avebury, Stanton Drew and the Rollright Stones. Miscellaneous slides depicted other prehistoric monuments: Menhir at Dartmoor and the Sarsen Stones...

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...

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.

Church Wilne Deserted Medieval Settlement, Derbyshire

Trent
The project aimed at securing and enhancing the excavation archive relating to a deserted medieval village at Church Wilne, Derbyshire (SK 449318). The work was funded by English Heritage through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund and was managed on behalf of Trent & Peak Archaeology by David Knight. Work on the site archive was conducted by Eileen Appleton and Panagiota Markoulaki (Trent & Peak Archaeology) between April and July 2009. The small medieval village of...

Valdoe Assessment Survey

Matthew Pope
In 2006, a new project, funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, was established. This project, the Valdoe Assessment Survey, aimed to determine the full extent of the palaeolandsurfaces within the vicinity of the nearby quarry, to determine the degree to which the quarry had impacted upon these deposits and to develop a plan for the future management of this unique and precious scientific resource.

Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of the Fenland Rivers of Cambridgeshire

The Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of the Fenland Rivers of Cambridge, also known as the Fenland Rivers of Cambridgeshire Palaeolithic Project (FRCPP) was initiated in 2007 as a short research project to examine the Palaeolithic and Quaternary evidence from the county. The project was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) as a collaborative project between the University of Durham, Cambridgeshire County Council and the University of Cambridge.

Anglo-Saxon Stafford. Archaeological Investigations 1954-2004. Field Reports On-line

Martin Carver
This archive contains the Field Reports for the Stafford campaign (primarily , comprising the edited surviving evidence for the evaluation and the major excavations together with studies of the artefacts, bones and plant remains. The edited Field Reports include new analyses and reinterpretation by M Carver and take into account work undertaken since 1985, particularly by Debbie Ford (on pottery) and John Darlington (excavations at Stafford castle and town). However, the research undertaken in 1985-90...

ALSF Dissemination: Benchmark Report Theme 4A. Rich Deposits - Aggregates Extraction, Research and the Knowledge Pool

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Quarrying and extraction of aggregates on land and at sea affects buried archaeological remains and the historic landscape. Since 2002, substantial sums from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund have been spent on research projects which aim to help the aggregates industry and heritage sector predict where archaeological remains might be and develop ways of mitigating these effects. Focussed on the places and types of archaeological assets which are affected by aggregates extraction, the dividend has...

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.

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.

Excavations at Eynsham Abbey 1989-92

Between 1989 and 1992 the Oxford Archaeological Unit undertook a full excavation of part of the precinct of the medieval abbey. The excavations revealed part of the cloister and south ranges, kitchens and domestic buildings and also evidence for earlier activity including the 11th century Anglo-Saxon abbey and earlier Minster, and a Bronze Age enclosure. The resulting digital archive is being preserved and made accessible through the Archaeology Data Service as part of the Digital...

The Bioarchaeology of the Culverwell Shell Midden

The Bioarchaeology of the Culverwell Shell Midden is a dataset resulting from the analysis of the biological remains recovered from excavations at Culverwell, a Mesolithic habitation site on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. The archive consists of a report and a set of associated data tables. Topics covered include site stratigraphy, molluscs, bone and dental fragments, marine invertebrate species, and radiocarbon results.

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.

National Museums Liverpool Excavation Archives

The National Museums Liverpool holds archives for a number of excavations carried out in and around Merseyside. Digital elements of these archives are being archived at AHDS Archaeology from where they may be downloaded.

Mesopotamian Environmental Archaeology Database: phase I Iraq

Keith Dobney & Mike Charles
The aim of this project was to produce an electronic database of environmental archaeological (animal bone and plant remains) evidence for all archaeological sites in Iraq that have yielded such material. The data from phase I of the project is available to download as a series of comma delimited text files.

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...

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