328 Works

Archaeological Cropmark Landscapes of the Magnesian Limestone

Ian Roberts, David Berg & Alison Deegan
Archaeologists have, for the last 30 years, been recording the rural archaeology of the Magnesian Limestone belt and adjacent areas in South, West and North Yorkshire. This has occurred in a rather piecemeal way. Initially this was carried out through the air reconnaissance of cropmarks, but more lately through a combination of air photo interpretation and mapping, geophysical survey and excavation, mainly as a consequence of extensive aggregates extraction. Recent archaeological work has begun to...

Developing Magnetometer Techniques to Identify Submerged Archaeological Sites

Cornwall Council
In March 2009 English Heritage commissioned Historic Environment Projects, Cornwall Council to carry out an initial theoretical study to result in an Updated Project Design (UPD) to inform field trials of different types of marine magnetometer in controlled conditions. The project was funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The main part of the theoretical study was carried out by a team of external maritime and/or geophysics specialists.

The evolution of Rome's maritime facade: archaeology and geomorphology at Castelporziano

Helen Rendell & Amanda Claridge
This project investigated the evolution of the Laurentine Shore, integrating archaeological and multi-variate geographical analysis to achieve a holistic interpretation of the relationship between the built and natural environments. Working principally within the confines of the modern Castelporziano Estate whose sea front. extends 7-13 km south-east of the Tibermouth at Ostia, the project focused on the period between 100BC and AD500 and the development of the shore as a 'maritime facade' of luxury villas belonging...

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.

Till - Tweed Catchment Aggregates and Archaeology project

David Passmore & Clive Waddington
The Till-Tweed river catchment areas in Northumberland contain outstanding archaeological and palaeoenvironmental remains which have been in general only poorly understood. This study has assembled detailed data that will provide a platform for future landscape-based research and site-based investigation. Written from a landscape, or geoarchaeological perspective, this study develops a methodology and management tool that will allow planners, curators and developers working in the region to to easily access information across sectors, and provide a...

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...

Fields for Discourse: Landscape and Materialities of Being in South and West Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire during the Iron Age and Romano-British Periods. A Study of People and Place: PhD Thesis, University of Wales, Newport (2010)

Adrian Chadwick
This slightly modified PhD thesis is an interpretative study of the rural landscapes and communities of Nottinghamshire and South and West Yorkshire during the Iron Age and Romano-British periods. It focuses on the regional evidence for inhabitation, much of it consisting of cropmarks of field systems and enclosures, which remained relatively unknown until the late 1970s. These landscapes and their inhabitants are still rarely discussed outside of the region, and have not previously been interpreted...

Trent Valley GeoArchaeology 2002

Trent Valley GeoArchaeology
Trent Valley 2002 - also referred to as Trent Valley Survey 2002 or Trent Valley Geoarchaeology 2002 was a multi-disciplinay project carried out by Trent Valley Geoarchaeology, a partnership of organisations involved in the study of archaeology in the Trent Valley. The project was funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as disbursed by English Heritage. The project comprised 13 individual components, each of which was carried out by particular members of Trent Valley GeoArchaeology...

Chapel of St Laurence, Bradford on Avon

David Hinton
A small excavation was carried out in September 2000 on the south side of the late Anglo-Saxon chapel to investigate the possibility of the former existence of a chamber or crypt below the demolished south porticus. Clearance of 19th-century rubble revealed ashlar facing on the south, and a little of the east wall, establishing that the sub-floor space had existed. The archive consists of drawings and photographs of the excavated south wall elevations, which are...

ALSF Dissemination: Benchmark Report Theme 4B. Management of extraction - Sustainable Heritage

English Heritage & Archaeology South-East
The Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) was introduced in 2002, initially as a two-year pilot scheme, to provide funds to relieve the environmental impacts of aggregate extraction; past, present and future. The ALSF is distributed on behalf of DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) by, amongst other bodies, English Heritage, who allocate funds against ALSF Objective 2 (Promoting environmentally-friendly extraction and transport) and Objective 3 (Addressing the environmental impacts of past extraction)....

Discovering the Ancient Don Gorge

Doncaster Museum And Art Gallery, InHeritage & South Yorkshire Archaeology Service
Discovering the Ancient Don Gorge was delivered by Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, in partnership with InHeritage, South Yorkshire Archaeology Service and Creswell Heritage Trust, on behalf of The Don Gorge Strategic Partnership. It was successfully completed between July 2007 and February 2008, and delivered a number of educational and innovative outreach products, such as the comic and graphic novel, free myfind postcards, science and archaeology sessions for schools, an interactive website called Yourfind, with...

Unlocking historic landscapes in the eastern Mediterranean

Sam Turner & Jim Crow
In many areas of the Eastern Mediterranean there are landscapes exhibiting exceptional time-depth, where the historic landscape is made up of visible features from many different periods. Our research adapted and used a new technique developed in Britain (Historic Landscape Characterisation - HLC) for the first time in the eastern Mediterranean to study these landscapes. HLC is a method for mapping the landscape that can be used to interpret how and when different elements were...

West African pottery decorated using roulettes

Anne Haour & Katie Manning
In 2008, an interdisciplinary and international team of archaeologists, ethnographers and museologists was convened in Oxford and Dakar by Dr Anne Haour and Dr Katie Manning (Sainsbury Research Unit [SRU], University of East Anglia), in order to debate the definition and characteristics of a type of pottery-decorating tool called 'roulettes'.

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

English Heritage & ATKINS Heritage
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.

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...

Church Wilne Deserted Medieval Settlement, Derbyshire

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...

Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of the Fenland Rivers of Cambridgeshire

Durham University
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.

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.

Aggregates Industry in the Trent Valley: A History and Archaeology

Tim Cooper
The 'Aggregates Industry in the Trent Valley: A History and Archaeology' project was undertaken by Tim Cooper of the ARCUS University of Sheffield and funded through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as distributed by English Heritage. The project takes a different approach to previous archaeological work in the Trent valley in that it takes the aggregates industry itself as the object of study. The project provides a detailed account of a regionally significant industry, and...

Sandhills Project, Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Eleanor Conlin Casella
The Alderley Sandhills Project (ASP) was established in 2003 to exploit the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, a government initiative to fund projects investigating or restoring sites from which aggregates were extracted. The area south of Alderley Edge known as the Sandhills had until the 1960s been covered by a highly polluted sand residue from the copper extraction process. The aim had been to investigate both the slow regeneration process of the flora and fauna in...

Early Years Children's Book: Derek the Dredger

Hampshire And Wight Trust For Maritime Archaeology
The project aimed to expand knowledge, interest and engagement in issues surrounding marine archaeology and aggregates through an early years children's story book. Both the marine aggregate industry and maritime archaeology were used as key themes to develop the concept of 'Derek the Dredger and the Underwater Archaeologists'. The book is an illustrated full colour story book that can be used as bedtime reading with younger children or as an aid to learning for slightly...

Chedworth Roman Villa

National Trust
Chedworth Roman Villa is a major site of the Roman period in Britain, one of the largest rural domestic buildings known from the 4th century high point of Romano-British culture. It lies in a particularly beautiful setting which has changed little since Roman times. The site was first excavated in 1864 and bought by the National Trust in 1924.

Late Quaternary Landscape History of the Swale - Ure Washlands

David Bridgland & Antony Long
The project has studied the fluvial and landscape evolution of the area known as the Swlae-Ure Washland and the impact of human activity there from Devensian deglaciation through to the end of the Medieval Period.

England's Historic Seascapes: Withernsea to Skegness

Museum Of London Archaeology
The project was carried out by the Museum of London Archaeology Service (MoLAS) on behalf of English Heritage, and was been funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The project is part of the second round of seascapes analysis funded by the ALSF; the first round was carried out by Wessex Archaeology ( Liverpool Bay). This project attempts to develop the ideas developed as part of this Wessex project and apply them to a...

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  • 2010

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