The Aggregate Landscape of Somerset: Predicting the Archaeological Resource

Somerset County Council, 2006 (updated 2008)

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Hannah Firth
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Overview

The Aggregate Landscape of Somerset: Predicting the Archaeological Resource project was commissioned by English Heritage in 2005. The project as a whole comprised two components: a largely HER based assessment of the archaeological resource within areas of past and present aggregate extraction in the county of Somerset and archaeological aerial surveys and analysis of two aggregate producing areas, which were carried out to the National Mapping Programme (NMP) standards developed by English Heritage.

The initial phase of the aerial survey was targeted at two trial areas chosen from the aggregate character areas identified in the assessment: the eastern Mendip Hills (Carboniferous Limestone) and the Somerset Levels (Burtle Beds). The survey was then continued into the central part of the Mendip Hills character area. This phase of the aerial survey concentrated on the part of the character area lying within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and was carried out between April 2006 and January 2008. The full extent of the AONB that lies within the Somerset county boundary was covered.

The digital archive

The digital archive currently consists of the following resources:

  • Firth, H. 2006: The Aggregate Landscape of Somerset: Predicting the Archaeological Resource. Unpublished Somerset County Council & English Heritage Report
  • Truscoe, K. 2006: The Aggregate Landscape of Somerset: Predicting the Archaeological Resource: Interim Report for Aerial Survey Component, Eastern Mendip Block 1: ST 66 41 to ST 71 46. Unpublished Somerset County Council & English Heritage.
  • Truscoe, K. 2006: The Aggregate Landscape of Somerset: Predicting the Archaeological Resource: Interim Report for Aerial Survey Component, Somerset Levels Block 2: ST 34 30 to ST 39 36. Unpublished Somerset County Council & English Heritage Report.
  • Truscoe, K. 2008: The Aggregate Landscape of Somerset: Predicting the Archaeological Resource: Archaeological Aerial Survey in the Central Mendip Hills. Unpublished Somerset County Council & English Heritage Report.

Non-digital Archive and Publications

In addition to the reports contained within the digital archive the project also produced the following outputs:

Lectures / Academic Papers
Paper given at English Heritage National Mapping Programme Day - 26th April 2006 Entitled Sandpits and Limestone Quarries: the Somerset aggregate landscape, interim results
Two papers presented to The Archaeology of Mendip and its Environs - 12th November 2006
Paper given at English Heritage National Mapping Programme Day - March 2007
Papers presented at Mendip Hills AONB Service Heritage Weekend, 2007
Papers presented at Mendip Hills AONB Service Heritage Weekend, 2008

The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) do not hold any further information regarding these non-digital outputs, any queries should be directed to the depositor.