328 Works

Watermead Country Park, Leicestershire

Susan Ripper
Watermead Country Park is a two mile long area of wetland located on the Holocene floodplain of the River Soar, a few miles north of Leicester city centre. The underlying geology of sands and gravel occasioned aggregate quarrying to expose a late Neolithic burnt mound on the banks of a Soar palaeochannel and a peat deposit containing both butchered animal bones and human remains. Timber pile posts from a later (Saxon) foot-bridge or jetty were...

East Sussex: assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

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.

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...

Imported Material in Atlantic Britain and Ireland c.AD400-800

Ewan Campbell
This Archive contains information which supports the CBA printed Monograph. It contains tables, appendices, a database and GIS files.

England's Shipping

England's Shipping was a pioneering project that researched ways of mapping evidence of historic shipping in UK waters in order to improve the incorporation of such evidence into the assessment of archaeological potential of the seabed. For the project, information has been collated about traditional trade routes and patterns of shipping movements; modern and historic approaches to ports and harbours; incidents of contemporaneous large scale shipping losses such as sea battles; navigational hazards; and historic...

Wrecks on the Seabed / Multibeam Sonar

The Wrecks on the Seabed project tests ways of assessing and evaluating wreck sites to assist with understanding the effects of marine aggregate dredging on shipwrecks. The project has continued through two rounds of the ALSF funding running from 2002 to 2006.

MOLAS: Royal Opera House 1996 Excavations

Gordon Malcolm
The large-scale excavation at the site of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Greater London, was undertaken by the Museum of London Archaeology Service in 1966. The site covered part of the Middle Saxon trading port of Lundenwic which was discovered in London's West End in the mid-1980s. The excavations added greatly to the understanding of this settlement. The archive currently contains texts, comma delimited text files suitable for importing into a database and...

Excavation at Bantham, South Devon and Post-Roman trade in south-west England

Paul Bidwell & Stephen Reed
Excavation at Bantham Ham in 2001 examined occupation which yielded radiocarbon dates centring on the late 5th and early 6th centuries. Despite the limited area of exposure, a major and unusually well-preserved assemblage of post-Roman Mediterranean amphorae was recovered. Study of well-preserved bone, shell, charcoal and charred plant macrofossils allows consideration of aspects of the economy and environment of the site. A report on the excavations, incorporating summaries of the specialist reports, will be published...

Enhancing our Understanding: Identifying Shipwrecks of Historic Importance lying within Deposits of Marine Aggregate

The Identifying Shipwrecks of Historic Importance project was undertaken by staff of Bournemouth University and was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustanability Fund as rebursed by English Heritage. The project builds on the framework developed during the earlier On the Importance of Shipwrecks ALSF project undertaken by Wessex Archaeology. Furthermore, it tests this framework by applying it to wrecks within the National Monuments Record (NMR) using historical sources to identifying archaeologically important sites, particularly within...

Breaking Through Rock Art Recording: 3D laser scanning of megalithic rock art

This project tests the technique of 3D laser scanning for the recording of prehistoric rock carvings. The main objectives are to assess the reliability, accuracy and precision of this technique for recording purposes and to evaluate its capacity to discover new carved motifs invisible to the naked eye. This project looked at Castlerigg Stone Circle in Cumbria as well as Long Meg and Copt Howe in Cumbria and Horseshoe Rock in Northumberland. Data available within...

Lead and Strontium Isotope Compositions of Human Dental Tissues as an Indicator of Ancient Exposure and Population Dynamics: PhD thesis, University of Bradford (2002)

Janet Montgomery
Phd, Lead and Strontium Isotope Compositions of Human Dental Tissues as an Indicator of Ancient Exposure and Population Dynamics.

Historic Farmsteads: Preliminary Characterisation

, & The Countryside Agency
The overall aim of the Historic Farmsteads: Preliminary Characterisation project was to produce a national booklet for England, supported by a web-based Preliminary Regional Character Statement for each of the eight government regions, raising awareness of the contribution that historic farm buildings (HFBs) make to rural areas and helping to inform relevant policy formulation.

Guildford Castle Excavations

Excavations at Guildford Castle between 1990 and 1994 revealed evidence for the development of the castle and palace during the medieval period. The work was carried out by volunteers under the direction of Rob Poulton and staff from the Surrey County Archaeological Unit. The results are presented in full and the opportunity is also taken to publish the results of all other 20th century work in the castle precinct in as much detail as has...

The Silchester Project: Roman Town Insula IX The Development of an Urban Property c. AD 40-50 - c. AD 250

Michael Fulford, Michael Rains & Amanda Clarke
The Roman city of Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester, Hampshire) was subjected to an extensive programme of excavations by the Society of Antiquaries of London between 1890 and 1909. In 1997 a new programme of excavations began on part of insula ix with the aim of exploring the full sequence of occupation from the late Iron Age through to post-Roman abandonment. It rapidly emerged that House 1 had a complex history of development with abandonment and demolition...

Archaeology, Nationalism and Heritage in Islamic Society: a Turkish Case Study

David Shankland
Archaeology, Nationalism and Heritage in Islamic Society: a Turkish Case Study is an investigation undertaken by Dr David Shankland into the relationship between culture, nationalism and the remains of the past within Islam, taking Turkey as a specific example. The research took place between July 2000 and September 2001 in the Konya region of Turkey, centering largely upon the Neolithic archaeological site of Catal Huyuk. Visits were also made to population centers, such as nearby...


Assemblage is an internet journal first and foremost for graduate students, intended to provide writers with experience in the process of publishing academic work, present readers with stimulating material to consider and debate, and forge stronger ties within an increasingly fragmented graduate population. AHDS Archaeology mirrors this journal and currently holds the first seven editions (1996 - 2003).

Stone in Archaeology: Towards a digital resource

Roman Villas in the North of England

Martin Burroughs
'Roman Villas in the North of England' was the product of an undergraduate dissertation submitted to the University of Manchester in August 2001 entitled 'Villas of the Brigantes and Parisi: Criteria for Site Location' by Martin Burroughs. The project aimed to record all villa sites in the North of England and to search for patterns within sites to account for their distribution. The text of the thesis and the gazeteer are available for download from...

First Farmers Project

The First Farmers Project investigated Neolithic settlement in east-central Scotland. Excavations were caried out at six locations in east-central Scotland: Ballendrick, Claish Farm, Duncrub, Mountstewart, Nethermuir and Upper Gothens. These spots were chosen because of the presence of lithic scatters to determine whether these were indications of early human activity rather than simply isolated artefacts. There are a series of reports resulting from these investigations and further reports, database files and images are available for...

Environmental Archaeology Bibliography (EAB)

The Environmental Archaeology Bibliography is a bibliography of published environmental archaeology (biological, pedological and geological work on material from archaeological excavations) reports from the British Isles.

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...

England's Historic Seascapes: Scarborough to Hartlepool

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...

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...

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...

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.

Registration Year

  • 2010

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  • Dataset