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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

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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)

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Chance Posted by Chance
25th March 2010ce

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Blackpark (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

The Smell of Water - Blackpark Standing Stone & Cross Dyke

fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
29th November 2021ce

Mill Mound, Salcott-cum-Virley (Round Barrow(s)) — Links

The 'Mill Mound', Salcott-cum-Virley, Essex

Another obscure gem of Essex.......
25th November 2021ce

Mill Mound, Tolleshunt Major (Round Barrow(s)) — Links

The 'Mill Mound', Tolleshunt Major, Essex

Now Essex doesn't have a great many round barrows still upstanding.... although upon viewing this - and its not too distant neighbour at Salcott-cum-Virley - one might be tempted to quote the old adage 'quality before quantity'?
25th November 2021ce

Prittlewell Camp (Hillfort) — Links

Prittlewell Camp, Essex

At the northern end of Southend-on-Sea. Or something like that....
24th November 2021ce

Danish Camp, Shoeburyness (Hillfort) — Links

'Danish Camp', Shoeburyness, Essex

'Scandinavian design' not required. Apparently.
23rd November 2021ce

The Blind Fiddler (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Drift Stones (Standing Stones) — Images

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