328 Works

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...

London Archaeologist

London Archaeologist Association
For anyone interested in the history, heritage or archaeology of the capital, London Archaeologist is essential reading. Published by the London Archaeologist Association since 1968, it is the periodical of record for the London area, covering every major archaeological discovery, period, event and issue. Content includes excavation reports, historical articles, artefact and finds studies, environmental archaeology reports, exhibition reports, book reviews, news and commentary. It has recently been redesigned and expanded to cover interviews, profiles...

The Excavation of the Southern Defences of the Caerleon Legionary Fortress 1982

Howard Mason, H E M Cool & Philip Macdonald
This project puts into the public domain the results of the excavations on the southern defences at the Caerleon legionary fortress in 1982. The area is in Guardianship and the excavations were conducted as a result of consolidation work on the walls being carried out by the Cadw's predecessor government agency. Although restricted in scale, the excavations produced some of the best evidence for the construction sequence at Caerleon, starting with a turf-revetted earth rampart....

Archaeology in Schools: Bedfordshire

Anna Slowikowski & Albion Archaeology
The Archaeology in Schools: Bedfordshire project was undertaken by Albion Archaeology and funded through the English Heritage distributed Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. This project sought to bring the archaeology uncovered as a result of aggregates extraction to the people of Bedfordshire (County of Bedfordshire and its districts, and Luton unitary). The main focus was children and young people, in the first instance, and was delivered primarily, but not exclusively, through the schools.

Unlocking the Past: Archaeology from Aggregates in Worcestershire

Worcestershire Historic Environment And Archaeology Service
This project was undertaken by Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service (WHEAS) and funded by English Heritage through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund programme. Local group and museum collections from aggregate production areas of south Worcestershire were assessed as part of a project designed to 'unlock' their potential. Many of these had never been studied previously, while others warranted re-consideration in the light of limitations of previous analysis and/or advances in archaeological knowledge and techniques...

The British Archaeological Expedition to the ancient emporium of Vetren - Pistiros, central Bulgaria

Zofia Archibald
Adjiyska Vodenitsa (Hadji's Water Mill), near Vetren, central Bulgaria, is a premier archaeological site of the European Iron Age. It was an inland emporium, acting as a centre of exchange between Continental regions of the East Balkans and the Mediterranean between 5th and 2nd centuries BCE. A granite inscription, found 2km north-east of the site, is one of the earliest documents from the chancery of a European prince, granting privileges to Greek merchants from named...

Selby Community Project - geophysical survey archive

Archaeological Services Durham University
The project presents the results of both geophysical and building surveys conducted in advance of proposed development at Selby War Memorial Hospital. The works were commissioned by Faber Maunsell on behalf of Selby District Council and conducted by Archaeological Services Durham University.

Suffolk: assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service
The Suffolk aggregates project was undertaken by Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service and funded by English Heritage from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF).

The Marsh of time: the saving of Sutton Common

Henry Chapman & Robert Van De Noort
This project describes the results of the large-scale excavations undertaken here between 1998 and 2003, which have provided unparalleled insights into the function and meaning of this 4th-century BC "marsh-fort". Sutton Common is described as a place where the social identity of the local community was reinforced through the construction of the physical representation of the idea of community, using a bank-and-ditch arrangement that resembles the defences used elsewhere, particularly at hillforts. No houses were...

Culture and Celtic Speech

John Koch
The 'Celticity Project' takes its impetus from the fact that those things termed 'Celtic' are today simultaneously of growing general interest, controversial (in both the academic and political arenas), and poorly understood. In this period, with the turbulent course of European integration on the one hand, and devolution to the cultural regions and nations within nations on the other, experts in Celtic studies are uniquely placed to illuminate the reality of the historical and cultural...

East Sussex: assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

East Sussex County Council
The East Sussex aggregate resource project was funded by English Heritage from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The survey area comprises the historic county of East Sussex and focuses on five key areas of aggregate resource.

Butchery and Intra-Site Analysis of Animal Bone: A Case Study from Danebury Hillfort, Hampshire, England: PhD Thesis, University of Leicester (2002).

Stephanie Knight
This Phd thesis explores the questions of status divisions, specialised activity and task areas, meat consumption, ritual and structured deposition, and addresses a main theme: what was the status of hillforts in the Iron Age?

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