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New aerial photo collection from 1943/44

Just out from Historic England:
"A collection of Second World War aerial photography has been made accessible to the public for the first time.

The photographs were taken by the United States Army Air Forces Photographic Reconnaissance units stationed around England in 1943 and 1944... continues...
UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
17th August 2023ce

Historic England releases map based on 500,000 aerial pictures

"More than half a million aerial images of historical sites in England have been used for a new mapping tool.

Photographs and 3D laser scans have been taken over the past 30 years to uncover "hidden archaeological landscapes", Historic England said... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
8th October 2021ce

Uffington White Duck

Those zany National Truss People really had me going then.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
1st April 2017ce

Environment Agency LiDAR - open data

"From September 2015 all our LIDAR data will become Open Data and everyone will be able to use it for free."

Although primarily used for flood risk assessment, there will be lots of archaeology to see.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th July 2015ce

English Heritage to become charity by 2015

English Heritage has been given £80m in the government's Spending Review as part of plans for the organisation to become a charity. Some of the £80m awarded by the government will help to set up the charity so it will be fully operational by March 2015.
Chance Posted by Chance
28th June 2013ce

English Heritage and British Museum commission study into illegal metal detecting

English Heritage and the British Museum are so alarmed they have commissioned a £100,000 study into the practice. It could lead to new legislation to combat offenders.

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10th July 2007ce
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Some information that may be of use to TMA-ers looking at OS maps of England and Wales, from "Field Archaeology - Some Notes For Beginners Issued by the Ordnance Survey" (1963 - Fourth edition), chapter entitled "Tumuli":

"Today the term tumulus is reserved for those earthen mounds either known or presumed to be covering burials. Formerly a class of larger mounds, now known to belong to early medieval castles also received this name in error ..., but now are given their correct technical description or are described as 'Mound' in the appropriate type. All piles of stones are called cairns whether their funerary character is known or not, but the use of an 'antiquity' type will mean that the Survey believes it to be sepulchral. In some very lofty situations it will be obvious that they are not graves. Where a mound has a local name which clearly indicates the belief that it is a burial place the descriptive name tumulus is not added."
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th January 2009ce
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You can download EH's Archaeological Monograph on 'The Neolithic Flint Mines of England' (1999) by Topping, Barger and Field, from the ADS website.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th December 2014ce

Ancient Craft

Ancient craft is dedicated to the archaeology of primitive crafts and technologies that encompass the three prehistoric ages: STONE; BRONZE and IRON. This includes working with materials such as stone (also known as "flintknapping"), wood, bone, horn, leather, metals and cloth (plant fibres, and wools).

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Chance Posted by Chance
8th April 2014ce

Portable Antiquities Scheme Database

"The Scheme's database holds records of artefacts and coins found by the public, whilst pursuing a wide range of activities (the majority from metal detecting). We do not record details of objects found by archaeologists, and these data can be found within the local Historic Environment Office."

"The half a million objects recorded mark was reached on March 21st 2010."
Chance Posted by Chance
25th July 2012ce
Edited 25th July 2012ce

Early British Trackways, Moats, Mounds, Camps, and Sites

A Lecture given to the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club, at Hereford, September, 1921, by Alfred Watkins

Download complete book in pdf format
Chance Posted by Chance
10th July 2010ce

Grave-mounds and their contents

Grave-mounds and their contents
a manual of archaeology, as exemplified in the burials of the Celtic, the Romano-British, and the Anglo-Saxon periods

by Llewellynn Frederick William Jewitt
Published in 1870, Groombridge (London)

Download the complete book in pdf format
Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

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Wiltshire — News

American recreates bronze age necklace from Wiltshire Museum pictures

A woman who lives more than 4,000 miles away from Wiltshire has recreated an ancient necklace from the county.

More info :
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21st February 2024ce

Stonehenge and its Environs — News

Stonehenge tunnel campaigners vow to keep fighting

Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight against a proposed road tunnel on the A303 near Stonehenge.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21st February 2024ce

Stonehenge tunnel: Campaigners lose High Court challenge

Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge against renewed plans to build a road tunnel near Stonehenge.

Sadly more info :
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21st February 2024ce

Essex — News

'Exceptional' hoard of Bronze Age axe heads found in Essex

The "exceptional" condition of a hoard of 10 Bronze Age axes discovered by a detectorist has surprised an expert.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21st February 2024ce

Julliberrie's Grave (Long Barrow) — Links

Julliberrie's Grave

It's up there somewhere - honest.
17th February 2024ce

Ashton Court (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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10th February 2024ce

Stokeleigh Camp (Hillfort) — Images

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7th February 2024ce
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