328 Works

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.

Chedworth Roman Villa

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.

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...

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.

Lower and Middle Palaeolithic of the Fenland Rivers of Cambridgeshire

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.

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

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...

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...

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.

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.

East Riding of Yorkshire: assessment of archaeological resource in aggregate areas

This desk-based assessment of aggregate-producing areas in the East Riding of Yorkshire was carried out by Humber Field Archaeology, with funding from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, through arrangement with English Heritage. Five Study Areas were selected, totalling 274km2 in area, targeting areas in Holderness and the Vale of York which contain (or have in the past contained) economically-exploitable aggregates within the present-day county of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Three of the Study Areas...

The Deanery, Chapel Road, Southampton (OASIS ID wessexar1-97044)

Wessex Archaeology was commissioned to carry out archaeological field work on land at The Deanery, Chapel Road, Southampton (NGR 442700 111550). The Site is located within the known extent of the nationally important Mid-Saxon settlement of Hamwic. Excavation was undertaken between August and October 2008 on an east to west aligned rectangle of 63m by 29m (1786m2) situated c. 10m to the south of the present Chapel Road. The latter is regarded as being of...

Assessing Boats and Ships 1860 - 1950

Assessing Boats and Ships 1860-1950 was funded by English Heritage through the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The project, undertaken by Wessex Archaeology, consists of a national stock-take of known wrecks of this period in territorial waters off England. These are reviewed in light of the framework for assessing special interest prepared in the Marine Class Descriptions and Principles of Selection in Aggregate Areas project (ALSF 5383) and historic thematic studies.

Home Farm, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, London borough of Hillingdon

Archaeological excavations/watching briefs were undertaken by Museum of London Archaeology in phases between 1999 and 2002, on the site of Home Farm, Harmondsworth. The watching brief was commissioned by SITA in response to an application to extract gravel.

The Mucking Anglo-Saxon cemeteries

Sue Hirst & Dido Clark
The Anglo-Saxon cemeteries at Mucking, Essex, represent the burials of over 800 individuals from the 5th to early 7th centuries AD. The mixed rite Cemetery II is one of the largest and most complete Anglo-Saxon cemeteries yet excavated (282 inhumations, 463 cremation burials), while the partly destroyed Cemetery I included further significant inhumations.

England's Historic Seascapes: Southwold to Clacton

The England's Historic Seascapes: Southwold to Clacton project was undertaken by Oxford Archaeology between April 2006 and 2007. The project is one of four pilot projects designed to apply the principles of HLC (Historic Landscape Characterisation) to the marine environment. This project built upon the intial methodology developed for the Liverpool Bay pilot study and seeks to develop MHLC (Marine Historic Landscape Characterisation) to ensure the final mehtodology is suitable to apply nationally. The project...

The Ancient Saar Project: London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition

Robert C Killick
The excavations at Saar, Bahrain, took place between 1990 and 1999. The work was undertaken by the London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition which was formed specifically for the purpose. The UK academic supporter of the project was the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. In Bahrain, the Expedition received the patronage of the Amir, the late Shaikh Isa bin Sulman Al-Khalifa. The project was funded mainly by the business community in Bahrain, as well as by the...

Discovery and Excavation in Scotland

Discovery and Excavation in Scotland is an established journal which records all fieldwork undertaken and discoveries made in Scotland during the preceding year. It is a critical resource for archaeological research, and is unique in Europe. DES is launched at the ARP conference in May each year. awo

Scotland's First Settlers

Caroline Wickham-Jones & Karen Hardy
Scotland's First Settlers comprised a survey project to locate and examine sites relating to the earliest, Mesolithic, settlement of the Inner Sound, along the coastlands between Skye and the west coast of Scotland. Particular foci of interest included the existence and nature of midden sites, the use of rockshelters and caves, and the different types of lithic raw material in use. In addition, information relating to the human use of the area up to the...

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.

Assessment of Archaeology within Marine Aggregate

Julie Satchell
This project investigates how archaeology is considered within Environmental Statements (ESs) submitted for marine aggregate dredging licences. The study considered a selection of ESs dating from across the period for which thei production has been required in support of licence applications before focussing on ESs submitted since 1998, when the application procedure underwent major changes. The review uses key legislation and guidance from the last two decades as measures for best practice.

Stone Age Occupation of the Mekrou Valley Southwest Niger, West Africa

Vicky Winton
The Mekrou Project aimed to assess the potential for field investigations of Early and Middle Stone Age archaeological sites in the Mekrou Valley. Additionally they assessed the potential for dating Mekrou Valley Pleistocene and Holocene sediments, and by association, artefacts interred within these, by Optically Stimulated Luminescence technique.

Wearmouth and Jarrow Monastic sites. Volume 2 Appendix C

Rosemary Cramp
The twin monastery of Wearmouth and Jarrow achieved European importance in the period between its foundation in the late 7th century and destruction in the mid-9th century. Thius is mainly because of the fame of its most renowned inmate, the theologian and historian, Bede. The excavated evidence provides important evidence for the evolution of monastic plans in the Christian West in this period. The excavations have also provided some evidence for the econonmic base of...

On the Importance of Shipwrecks

On the Importance of Shipwrecks is An Aggregates Levy Sustainability Project (ALSF) as rebursed by English Heritage. The project has developed a framework and methodology for evaluating the importance of physical remains of wrecks on the seabed in the context of the Environmental Impact Assessment. The project included as literature review, consultation with key practitioners and the development of a draft framework, trials of the framework on sub-sets of wreck records from the National Monuments...

Medieval Archaeology

Medieval Archaeology journal seeks to support and advance the international study of the period from the 5th to the 16th century AD. While maintaining a special concern for the medieval archaeology of Britain and Ireland, the journal also provides a forum for the discussion of important finds and developments within this period from anywhere in the world, serving as a medium for co-ordinating the work of archaeologists and that of historians and scholars in any...

Radiocarbon dating bone samples recovered from gravel sites

The Radiocarbon dating bone samples recovered from gravel sites is an Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund project as rebursed by English Heritage. The project was undertaken by the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. Radiocarbon pre-treatment chemistry is costly and time-consuming and so it is often not feasible to attempt to date bones, especially in large numbers, from gravel sites or others known for poor bone preservation. However, sites which predominantly yield bone which contain insufficient surviving collagen...

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  • 2010

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