328 Works

Nene Valley: Archaeological and Environmental Synthesis

Northamptonshire Archaeology & University Of Exeter
The Nene Valley Project has collated archaeological, hydological and palaeoenvironmental data from published and archive sources. The material was inputted into a specially created database and formed the basis for geographical analysis using Mapinfo and ArcGIS. The results along with palynological modelling from a group of key sites formed the basis of a synthetic, period by period survey which provided a comprehensive record of knowledge to date, along with demonstrating gaps which could be targeted...

A template for increasing public awareness of archaeological investigations associated with mineral workings

Cambridge Archaeological Unit
The Template for Increasing Public Awareness of Archaeological Investigations Associated with Mineral Workings project was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as rebursed by English Heritage. The project was initiated by Hanson Aggregates in conjunction with Cambridge Archaeological Unit of the University of Cambridge. The objective of this intitiative was to increase public awareness of the vast amount of archaeological knowledge and finds arising from investigation works associated with mineral extraction. As such, it...

Extensive Urban Survey - Surrey

Surrey County Council
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...

Aggregate Landscapes of Derbyshire and the Peak District

Archaeological Research Services
The Aggregate Landscapes of Derbyshire and the Peak District Project is funded by Defra through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) and delivered by English Heritage. The project has been undertaken by Derbyshire County Council (DCC), the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) and Archaeological Research Services Ltd (ARS Ltd) with DCC as the lead partner. The HER Enhancement Project is concerned with enhancing and upgrading the historic environment records for the aggregate producing areas...

Identification and quantification of archaeological projects arising from aggregates extraction in Greater London

Museum Of London Archaeology
The project aimed to identify and quantify past archaeological investigations arising from hard and soft aggregates extraction in Greater London, which currently have incomplete or inappropriately low levels of dissemination. The study provides a basis for a future strategy to improve and widen public dissemination of the results of such investigations, including the deposition of data into a publicly accessible research archive.

Defence Areas: a national study of Second World War anti-invasion landscapes in England

William Foot & Council For British Archaeology
The Defence Areas Project was carried out between April 2002 and June 2004. Its overall aim was to build on the results of the Defence of Britain Project (April 1995-March 2002) by examining in more detail anti-invasion defence works that form a coherent and legible grouping and survive well in landscapes largely unchanged from those of 1940/41. The purpose is to promote people's understanding and enjoyment of these defence landscapes, and to encourage them to...

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;...

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...

CBA Occasional Papers

Council For British Archaeology
The complete series of the Council for British Archaeology Occasional Papers has been digitised and is being made available by the CBA via the Archaeology Data Service. They are available in PDF format, which preserves the layout of the original publication.

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.

Cultural heritage management and the palaeo-environmental resource: Surveying the surface-visable palaeochannel record in the Trent Valley, UK

Steve Baker
The Trent Valley Palaeochannels Database is a GIS archive of 1204 palaeochannels and 34 areas of ridge and swale topography mapped from geo-referenced aerial photographs during 2003. The work was carried out by Trent Valley GeoArchaeology, a partnership of academic, professional and commercial stakeholders, as part of a multidisciplinary project, Trent Valley 2002, funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.

Norwich, Castle Mall

Norfolk Archaeological Unit
Funded by English Heritage and the developer (Estates and General/Friends Provident), extensive excavations in central Norwich have permitted detailed analysis of the great Norman and medieval institution of Norwich Castle and part of the Anglo-Saxon town that preceded it. The results appear in four volumes of the East Anglian Archaeology series.

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...

England's Historic Seascapes: Solent and Isle of Wight

Julie Satchell
The England's Historic Seascapes: Solent and Isle of Wight project was undertaken by the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (HWTMA), Bournemouth University and Southampton University. This coastal and marine area is diverse and dynamic, it includes the coastal area of the Solent, and Isle of Wight, (approximately a 150 mile stretch of coastline). The project is one of four pilot projects designed to apply the principles of HLC (Historic Landscape Characterisation) to the...

Cruck database

Vernacular Architecture Group
This database was originally created (as 80 column cards) by N W Alcock as a Vernacular Architecture Group project, with the collaboration of many members of the group. It was used to generate the published catalogues of cruck buildings in Cruck Construction: an Introduction and Catalogue CBA Research Report 42 (1981) and its predecessor, A Catalogue of Cruck Buildings (Phillimore for Vernacular Architecture Group, 1973).

Assessing The Research Potential of Grey Literature in the study of Roman England

Richard Morton & Neil Holbrook
Since the adoption of Planning Policy Guidance Note 16 (Archaeology and Planning) in 1990, around 90% of all archaeological work in England has been prompted by the planning process. The product of this work is the ubiquitous typescript report, commonly referred to as the "grey literature" of archaeology. This term reflects the fact that whilst developer-funded typescript reports are well-used through the planning process, the results of this work are predominantly unpublished and commonly not...

Bibliography of the Vernacular Architecture Group

Vernacular Architecture Group
The Vernacular Architecture Group has been periodically publishing a bibliography since 1972. Volumes III and IV (1992 and 1999 respectively) were compiled digitally and submitted to the Archaeology Data Service for archiving and dissemination. These records have been compiled into an on-line database which may be browsed or searched by keyword, author and location.

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.

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.

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...

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....

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.

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.

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...

Registration Year

  • 2010

Resource Types

  • Dataset

Data Centers

  • Archaeology Data Service