328 Works

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.

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

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Landward Archaeology Research Reports

Kenneth Aitchison
In the summer and autumn of 1999, Landward Archaeology Ltd undertook a survey of archaeological specialists and those using the services of those specialists. The project was commissioned by the Institute of Field Archaeologists and was jointly sponsored by Museum of London Specialist Services and English Heritage (Archaeology Division). This resource is an on-line version of the report.

Ager Tarraconensis Field Survey Project

Martin Millett &
The Ager Tarraconensis Field Survey Project archive is the result of a field-walking survey investigating the development of the classical landscape in the hinterland of Tarraco, the Roman provincial capital of Hispania Citerior (Tarraconensis). The archive consists of a collection of database files detailing the pottery finds, and a set of survey plans and density plots of the finds.

Middleton Bottom Wheel Pit, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

In 2007 Archaeological Research and Consultancy at the University of Sheffield (ARCUS) were commissioned by Derbyshire County Council to carry out a programme of archaeological trial trenching at Middleton Bottom wheel pit, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire, as part of a programme of refurbishment. The project was ultimately funded through the English Heritage Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund Monuments at Risk programme.

Peak Forest Tramway and Cromford and High Peak Railway

A Heritage Audit was undertaken for the Peak Forest Tramway and the Cromford and High Peak Railway by ARCUS, in conjunction with Derbyshire County Council. The Peak Forest Railway was opened in 1796 to link the limestone quarries at Doveholes with Bugworth Canal Basin 6 miles to the northeast. It was one of the earliest mineral railways in Britain to link with an inland waterway system and to use iron rails. The route, engineered by...

Oxford Expedition to Egypt: Scene-details Database

Oxford Linacre College

England's Historic Seascapes: Liverpool Bay Pilot Area

England's Historic Seascapes is a programme of pilot projects developing a methodology for mapping the historic character of our coastal and marine environment. The programme's initial project, the Liverpool Bay Pilot Area, was undertaken by Wessex Archaeology and funded by the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund as distributed by English Heritage. The project archive consists of the final report and methodology statement.

Mapping the Medieval Townscape: a digital atlas of the new towns of Edward I

Keith Lilley, Steve Trick & Chris Lloyd
This resource derives from the Mapping the medieval urban landscape research project which began in 2003 with two years funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project focused on a group of 'new towns' situated in Wales and England and established in the reign of King Edward I. A digital historical atlas of these new towns is made available here. It contains information about each of the towns studied, including an interpretative essay...

Warwickshire assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

The aim of this project was to identify, characterise and digitally map available information on Warwickshire's archaeological resource in areas of past, present and potential future aggregates extraction in order to enhance existing baseline data, to improve archaeological mitigation of future extraction proposals in the county, and to promote better public understanding of and engagement with these issues.

High resolution sonar for the archaeological investigation of marine aggregate deposits

Justin Dix
This High resolution sonar for the archaeological investigation of marine aggregate deposits project was undertaken by the University of Southampton and funded through the English Heritage disbursed Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. The project investigated the potential of state-of-the-art, high-resolution, sonar systems for the investigation of marine aggregate bodies for archaeological material.

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  • 2010

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