Derbyshire and the Peak District Archaeology and Aggregates Resource Assessment

Archaeological Research Services Ltd, Derbyshire County Council, Peak District National Park, 2011

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Introduction

 Photograph of Millstone Grit landscape of the northern 'Dark Peak' looking towards Dovestones Reservoir in Saddleworth

The Derbyshire and Peak District Aggregates Resource Assessment Project was undertaken to develop the historic environment evidence-base and assist in future management and decision-making in relation to archaeology and aggregate extraction. The project has been funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund distributed by English Heritage on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The project was undertaken by Archaeological Research Services Ltd in partnership with Derbyshire County Council and the Peak District National Park Authority.

The archaeological resource for Derbyshire and the Peak District has been characterised through application of the 'landform element' approach. This approach seeks to partition the landscape by delimiting distinct geomorphological units, such as Carboniferous Limestone, Millstone Grit or sand and gravel terraces, and then identifying the types of archaeological associations and the types of evaluation and mitigation techniques that can be usefully applied.