Fyfield and Overton Project, 1959-1998

Peter Fowler, 2000

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Peter Fowler (2000) Fyfield and Overton Project, 1959-1998 [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1000336

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Photograph of Overton Hill

The Fyfield and Overton Down Project archive is the result of a study of two contiguous parishes on the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, England. The study used a combination of methods to elucidate how and when the landscape came by its appearance. A large data archive has been massed much of which exists in digital form and this digital material is being curated and presented for downloading by the Archaeology Data Service.

The digital archive serves two purposes:

  1. To support the monograph Landscape Plotted and Pieced: Landscape History and Local Archaeology in Fyfield and Overton, Wiltshire by Peter Fowler (published in 2000 by The Society of Antiquaries of London, distributed by Oxbow Books,

    the popular book The Land of Lettice Sweetapple. An English Countryside Explored, by P. Fowler and I. Blackwell, 1998, published by Tempus, Stroud

    and the four reports

  2. To offer an insight into the intellectual processes involved in the execution of a large and complex project by offering essentially everything from jotted down thoughts to full site reports.

The archive consists of 100 Fyfod Working Papers (FWPs) each of which consists of from one to over 40 word processed documents. Each file making up the Fyfod Working Papers may be downloaded in a variety of file formats.