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A Review of Animal Bone Evidence from Central England

Umberto Albarella; Tessa Pirnie (2008)
Publisher: Archaeology Data Service
The aim of this project was to produce a review of the animal bone evidence from Central England from Mesolithic to Modern times. The dataset collected for this purpose consists of details gleaned from excavation reports (or specialist bone reports), concerning vertebrate remains (of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) found primarily on archaeological sites. These details include the full bibliographic reference, summary descriptions of each site (for instance, its type, locatio...

Inclusive Accessible Archaeology

University of Reading; Bournemouth University (2007)
Publisher: Archaeology Data Service
Inclusive, Accessible, Archaeology was a HEFCE FDTL5 project being run in collaboration between Archaeology at the Universities at Reading and Bournemouth and the Research Group for Inclusive Environment at Reading. The project worked closely with a number of stakeholders including the Institute of Field Archaeologists, the Council for British Archaeology, Oxford Archaeology and English Heritage, as well as with the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology...

Atlas of Rural Settlement in England

Lowerre, Andrew; Lyons, Eddie; Roberts, Brian K.; Wrathmell, Stuart (2015)
Publisher: Archaeology Data Service
The Atlas of Rural Settlement in England GIS comprises the results of two projects based on Brian K Roberts and Stuart Wrathmell's An Atlas of Rural Settlement in England (2000). The aim of the data conversion project was to enable the key maps of rural settlement and terrain presented in the printed Atlas to be used more effectively than before in research on landscape and settlement in England, as well as in the management of the historic environment. The maps printed in the Atlas were ...

The Origin and Spread of Neolithic Plant Economies in the Near East and Europe

Shennan, Stephen J.; James Conolly (2007)
Publisher: Archaeology Data Service
This database contains information collected during the AHRB-funded project "The Origin and Spread of Neolithic Plant Economies in the Near East and Europe", directed by Stephen Shennan (UCL) and James Conolly (UCL, now Trent University, Canada) with collaboration from James Steele (UCL) and Sue Colledge (UCL). The dataset consists of four tables: (1) sites.csv, which contains the site name [P], country of location and the reference used for creating the data record; (2) phases.csv, which con...

Newport Medieval Ship

The main aims of the Newport Medieval Ship Project are to document, analyse and describe this 15th-century vessel, and its associated artefacts and environmental finds. This archive comprises data gathered on site and during the post-excavation analysis phase. Digital documentation techniques, including contact digitising, laser scanning, digital photography and digital solid modelling have been utilised in order to create a detailed, accurate and versatile data set that lends itself to digit...

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR)

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (2013)
Publisher: Archaeology Data Service
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 standar...

Glastonbury Abbey: Archaeological Archive Project

Trustees of Glastonbury Abbey; University of Reading (2014)
Publisher: Archaeology Data Service
Glastonbury Abbey is crucial to understanding British monasticism, and through its links with the Arthurian legends, it holds a special place in English popular culture. The site was purchased by the Church of England in 1907, and thirty-four seasons of excavation took place in the years 1908 to 1979 - but the results have remained unpublished. A project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2009-2012) is analysing the archive of excavations that were undertaken by iconic figure...

Spatial and Chronological Patterns in the Neolithisation of Europe

Shennan, Stephen J.; James Steele (2006)
Publisher: Archaeology Data Service
The Spatial and Chronological Patterns in the Neolithisation of Europe project is a spatial database of radiocarbon dates for the later Mesolithic and early Neolithic of Europe. There is also information concerning the contexts of the dates, the material dated and economic and cultural associations. This database may be searched on-line at the Archaeology Data Service.

Roman brooches in Britain: a technological and typological study based on the Richborough collection

Justine Bayley; Sarnia Butcher (2007)
Publisher: Archaeology Data Service
In the 1970s a study was carried out of 445 extant brooches from Richborough, both by the traditional typological method and by scientific methods which had not so far been applied systematically to material of this type. The early work indicated that there were significant correlations between typology, alloy composition and techniques of decoration. The decision was taken to extend the survey to brooches from other sites with the result that some 3500 brooches have been analysed and examine...

Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project

The Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project (TAESP) worked in the northern foothills of the Troodos Mountains in central Cyprus. It was directed by Dr Michael Given and Prof. A. Bernard Knapp (University of Glasgow), Dr Vasiliki Kassianidou (University of Cyprus) and Prof. Jay Noller (Oregon State University). In six seasons of fieldwork between 2000 and 2004 our team collected and analysed a substantial archaeological and geomorphological data set. This encompasses all period...