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Wrecks on the Seabed R2: Assessing Evaluating and Recording (Liberator)

The project comprised the development and testing of a number of methodologies for the rapid assessment, evaluation and recording of wreck sites. The main aim of the project was to provide industry, regulators and contractors with a framework for the incremental, decision-oriented investigation of wreck sites and with guidance on their archaeological assessment, evaluation and recording. The objectives were: - Develop and refine methodologies for assessing, evaluating and recording sites in deeper water. - Assess...

Howick Project

The site at Howick was discovered when amateur archaeologists found flint tools eroding from a cliff edge 3km south of Craster on the Northumberland coast. The discovery prompted an investigation by ARS Ltd and the University of Newcastle which took place in the summers of 2000 and 2002.

Greater Manchester Urban Historic Landscape Characterisation Project (HLC)

The Greater Manchester Urban Historic Landscape Charactersation Project (GMUHLC) was carried out between July 2007 and March 2012 by the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit. GMAU is based at the University of Manchester and acts as an advisory body to the ten authorities of Greater Manchester. The project was carried out as part of the national characterisation programme coordinated by English Heritage. It was funded principally by English Heritage with contributions from the ten local authorities...

Spanish Medieval Ceramics in Spain and the British Isles

Chris M Gerrard, Alan Vince & Alejandra Gutierrez
Spanish Medieval Ceramics in Spain and the British Isles is an on-line, searchable bibliography covering historical and social background, important recent work in Spain on pottery, and Iberian pottery found in the British Isles, including material in museum collections, scientific analyses and information on tiles.

Understanding water table dynamics and their influence on the buried archaeological resource in relation to aggregates extraction

Malcolm Lillie
The current project was commissioned jointly by English Heritage and the Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO) in 2004. Monitoring of water levels, redox potentials and soil pH has been undertaken since February 2005 at Newington, Nottinghamshire. Additional research into the degradation of pollen in the floodplain sequences has been on going since March 2005. As has been noted elsewhere), 'archaeological baseline surveys and monitoring areā€¦an essential precondition for the active management of archaeological sites', and...

Forest of Dean Archaeological Survey: LiDAR Survey

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Lidar survey of selected areas of woodland and the hard rock Aggregates Resource Area of the Forest of Dean., Gloucestershire, and rapid transcription of the results to identify sites which had not been recognised by other methods. The survey was part of a larger project (Stage 3A of the Forest of Dean Archaeological Survey) to address deficiencies in knowledge of the archaeology of the Forest of Dean, particularly within the large areas of woodland, and...

Mystery Wreck Project (Flower of Ugie)

Archaeological diving work by HWTMA began on a shipwreck site in the Eastern Solent in 2004 following a report from a fisherman of a net snag on a previously unknown obstruction. Survey between 2004 and 2008 revealed the remains of a wooden shipwreck, lying in two large pieces with an additional area of dispersed remains. At the time, the identification of the vessel remained unknown. Due to the urgent need to establish the date and...

Managing Landscape Change: A multi-disciplinary approach to future mineral extraction in North Yorkshire

The Managing Landscape Change Project was commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council and carried out by Capita Symonds Ltd working with Oxford Archaeology North between April 2011 and April 2012. The work was funded through the English Heritage National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme, with a contribution from the County Council. North Yorkshire is a rich area for mineral resources, containing resources of sand and gravel, crushed rock aggregates, particularly limestone and to a lesser extent...

Memorials from the Isle of Man TT Races

Ray Moore & Claire Corkill
This archive reflects a program of investigation into those memorials erected in the aftermath of fatality at the Isle of Man TT Races and Manx Grand Prix motorcycles races between 1907 and 2011. It includes information on memorials raised to riders, fans and officials. These monuments vary considerably in form from transient 'spontaneous shrines' created in the immediate aftermath of death to more permanent monuments, that include place names, benches, plaques, statues and even memorial...

Agricultural innovation at Qasr Ibrim, Egypt, 1000 BC - AD 1800

Peter Rowley-Conwy
The spectacular botanical preservation and long occupation of Qasr Ibrim, Egypt make this site archaeobotanically matchless. 600 samples have been collected over 20 years covering a timespan of c. 1000 BC - AD 1800. The project has particularly focussed on the period AD 100-400 during which several new summer crops including sorghum, cotton, lablab and sesame first appear. These new crops are thought to be associated with the introduction of new irrigation technology, specifically a...

The Laconia Survey Project

Graham Shipley, , , Charles Crowther & Frederique Landuyt
Between 1983 and 1989 a joint team from the British School at Athens and the Universities of Amsterdam and Nottingham carried out an intensive survey of a 70 sq. km. area of Laconia across the Eurotas river to the east of the ancient site of Sparta. In the course of the survey new and previously-known inscriptions were recorded. This archive, along with the project website, is intended to serve as a complement to G. Shipley's...

Merseyside Historic Characterisation Project (MHCP)

The Merseyside Historic Characterisation Project (MHCP) was undertaken by the Merseyside Archaeological Advisory Service, based in National Museums Liverpool. The project covers the five local authorities which make up the Merseyside area, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral. Commissioned by English Heritage in 2003, the MHCP was the first of a number of surveys to develop and explore a methodology for historic landscape characterisation of a large metropolitan conurbation. The project commenced in April...

Wroxeter Conservation Plan

Roger White, Jenny Marriott & Malcolm Reid
In 2009, English Heritage commissioned a Conservation Plan for Wroxeter Roman City from Dr Roger White, Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham. This was one of two sites to act as a pilot project (EH Project Number AA090778/CP) to test the application of the then newly introduced policy guidelines, Conservation Management Policy and Practice (EH 2008). Working with Jenny Marriott and Malcolm Reid, the report was compiled during 2009 and the gazetteer was added in 2010....

Archaeological Watching Brief with Option to Excavate at Test Park Community Sports Facility, Lower Brownhill Road, Southampton.

The project was an archaeological watching brief carried out on the construction of a new sports facility at Lower Brownhills Road, Southampton for Southampton Solent University. The natural was gravel overlain by brickearth. The aims of the investigation as defined in the written scheme of investigation were 'principally to determine the presence or absence of human use of the area, and the date, type, state of preservation, and extent of that use; to recover associated...

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR)

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) is an Open Access publication which was established in 2000 by a consortium comprising the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Historic Scotland , and the Council for British Archaeology . Its purpose is to publish freely accessible but fully peer reviewed information more suited to an electronic format than a traditional print journal. SAIR is a fully peer-reviewed Society of Antiquaries of Scotland publication and is edited to the same...

North Lincolnshire Coversands Research Project

This project focussed upon the 'cover sand' deposits of North Lincolnshire and used a variety of prospection techniques to identify possible archaeological sites that were then investigated via excavation. A number of analytical techniques were then tested with a view to gauging their effectiveness with these types of deposits. The results obtained are positive, with clear potential for further work. They show the capability of these techniques to both aid in the identification of archaeological...

Contract for Services in Relation to the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973): Diving investigations on the submarine HMS/M A1

The project was a condition survey of the early 20th century submarine HMS A1, carried out for English Heritage by Wessex Archaeology. The project involved routine diver survey of the HMS A1 and a site plan of the main elements of the wreck was produced supplemented by photographic and video recording. The impact of illegal diving activities on the wreck was assessed and recommendations were made for its future management. In addition, two geophysical anomalies...

Contract for Services in Relation to the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973): Diving investigations on the wreck of the Invincible.

The project involved archaeological survey and recording on the wreck of the Invincible, a 3rd Rate 74 gun warship which was lost in 1758. The work was carried out for English Heritage by Wessex Archaeology. The project involved archaeological recording of the Invincible supplemented by photographic and video recording. The overall condition of the site was assessed and compared with previous observations of the site, including prior geophysical survey, which suggested that some change in...

Wrecks on the Seabed R2: Assessing Evaluating and Recording (U86)

The project comprised the development and testing of a number of methodologies for the rapid assessment, evaluation and recording of wreck sites. The main aim of the project was to provide industry, regulators and contractors with a framework for the incremental, decision-oriented investigation of wreck sites and with guidance on their archaeological assessment, evaluation and recording. The objectives were: - Develop and refine methodologies for assessing, evaluating and recording sites in deeper water. - Assess...

Extensive Urban Survey - Tyne and Wear

English Heritage funded archaeological assessments of the five small medieval towns of Tyne and Wear. The work involved the collation and analysis of documentary, cartographic and archaeological sources for evidence of the extent and character of the urban development of the towns from the historic core to the major areas of residential and industrial expansion in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Medieval Settlement Research Group Publications

The MSRG's journal, Medieval Settlement Research (MSR), is published each year in the autumn. The journal is an internationally recognised publication, containing peer-reviewed research papers, fieldwork reports and news, reviews and an annual bibliography. Although the Group's interests are concentrated on British and Irish medieval landscapes between the 5th and 16th centuries AD, it actively encourages wider chronological and pan-European perspectives. Medieval Settlement Research therefore welcomes papers on Britain, Ireland and Europe that help us...

Ceramics and Society: Early Tana Tradition and the Swahili Coast

Stephanie Wynne-Jones & Jeffrey Fleisher
Locally-produced ceramics are the most ubiquitous find on archaeological sites in East Africa and their study offers the potential to develop a robust understanding of activity and interaction within and between sites. In particular, understandings of the Iron Age societies that developed on the East African coast and its hinterland have been transformed by exploration of a particular group of vessels known as Early Tana Tradition or Triangular-Incised Ware. During the late first millennium, c....

Revised research framework of Post Roman Ceramic studies in Britain

This Research Framework provides a focus for post-Roman ceramic studies in England, Scotland and Wales for the next five years. Its aim is to inform all archaeologists during the development of local, regional and national research programmes, as well as period-specific strategies.

Wiltshire and Swindon Aggregate Resource Assessment

The project mapped the potential aggregate producing areas of Wiltshire and Swindon, dividing the resource into three Aggregate Character Areas (Sharp Sand and Gravel, Soft Sand and Crushed Rock), and further aggregate sub-areas. These areas defined the project 'study area'. An Archaeological Resource Assessment was then produced for this study area, comprising a period-by-period review of the recorded archaeological resource. This assessment was informed by data from the Wiltshire Historic Environment Record and the English...

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