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Modelling Urban Renewal and Growth in Britain and North-West Europe, AD 800-1300: The Wallingford Burh to Borough Project

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Wallingford is a highly important yet vastly understudied historic small town, sited alongside the Thames and offering strong topographic survivals of early and full medieval date. By analysing the rich archaeological and documentary data (actual, visible and buried) for Wallingford between c.

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Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale - Kentish Anglo-Saxon graves and grave-goods in the Sonia Hawkes archive

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The county of Kent is exceptionally rich in Anglo-Saxon cemeteries and excavations of some of these cemeteries in the 18th and early 19th centuries provided a wealth of finds reflecting Kent's close political and economic ties to the Frankish world in the 5th to 7th centuries. The website contains a searchable database of manuscripts, photographs and drawings from Sonia Hawkes' collection. Some of the information from the excavations was published in the nineteenth century and in Sonia Hawkes' series of monographs.

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The evolution of Rome's maritime facade: archaeology & geomorphology at Castleporziano

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Arising from questions raised by the excavations at the Vicus in the 1990s, the project investigated the nature and chronology of physical changes affecting the litus Laurentinum before, during and immediately after the Roman period. A GIS database for current and future archaeological and palaeoenvironmental research in the area was created to integrate different categories of data and provide an understanding of the spatial development of the area through time.

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Carrlands: mediated manifestations of site-specific performance in the Ancholme valley, North Lincolnshire

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The aim of Carrlands is to create a series of related site-specific musical and spoken-word performances over a period of twelve months, for three locations in the agricultural valley of the river Ancholme in North Lincolnshire . Such performances represent both an innovative mode of enquiry and a research output, within the field of Performance Studies. The soundworks are disseminated and publicly distributed in the form of streamed; free-to-listen; podcasts, initially available through specially designed, dedicated pages on the University of Wales, Aberystwyth website.

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The excavation of WF16, a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A site in southern Jordan: acquiring new evidence for the origins of sedentary farming communities

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

WF16 is located in the spectacular Wadi Faynan area of Southern Jordan. The excavation will use a single context recording system (based on the MoLAS system) and will use a purpose built archaeological database (supplied by IADS York) to create an easily accessible site archive. Material remains at the site indicate that settlement occurred during the Pre Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) period, with a suite of radiocarbon dates indicating occupation between 11,600 and 10,200 BP.

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The role of shell middens in the Mesolithic settlement of Western Scotland and the transition to the Neolithic: A technological study of chipped stone

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The first people to live in Scotland arrived around 9000 years ago and lived by hunting and gathering within woodlands that had colonised the landscape after the end of the ice age and on the coasts where many resources including shellfish, fish, sea mammals and seaweed could be exploited. The principal type of Mesolithic evidence for archaeologists is the stone tools and the waste from their manufacture.

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The Portus Project

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Portus Project, directed by Simon Keay with Graeme Earl (University of Southampton) and Martin Millett (University of Cambridge), aims to answer major research questions about Portus, the port of imperial Rome. The Portus Project is a continuation of a successful research collaboration between the University of Southampton, the British School at Rome (BSR), the University of Cambridge and the Soprintendenza di Beni Archeologici di Ostia.

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The samian pottery industries of Roman Gaul

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Gaulish samian or sigillata was the principal type of tableware used in the western provinces of the Roman Empire, particularly in Britain, Gaul and Germany, between the 1st and the 3rd centuries AD and is found in the great majority of sites within the Empire. In order to produce a survey of this important evidence for industrialisation, the project will compile an online database of some 5,000 different potters and their associated die-stamps, 400,000 in total, produced over 250 years.

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Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC)

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The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC) makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. DARMC allows innovative spatial and temporal analyses of all aspects of the civilizations of western Eurasia in the first 1500 years of our era, as well as the generation of original maps illustrating differing aspects of ancient and medieval civilization.

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Breaking through rock art recording: three dimensional laser scanning of megalithic rock art

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The project Breaking through rock art recording was led by Dr Diaz-Andreu(Durham University). It aims to test the novel technique of 3D laser scanning for the recording of prehistoric rock carvings. The main objectives were 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.

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