West Coast Palaeolandscape Project (Pilot Project)

University of Birmingham, 2011

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Prof Vince Gaffney
Chair in Landscape Archaeology and Geomatics
Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
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Introduction

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The West Coast Palaeolandscapes Project builds upon the results of comparative work carried out within the Southern North Sea as part of the North Sea Palaeolandscape Project (NSPP). The results of that project, and the associated data audit variation, suggested that several other areas existed within the UK where sufficient data could support similar work. The west coast of Britain was identified as one area where any information derived on existing palaeolandscapes would have a significant impact on our understanding of the Mesolithic and, potentially, the Palaeolithic in England and Wales, whilst also informing the archaeological records of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

The specific outcomes of the pilot project are:

  1. A methodology to utilise existing 2D seismic and related data to improve the understanding of the submerged prehistoric resource.
  2. Refinement of existing methodology for 3D datasets (where available) to suit the prevailing conditions of the Irish Sea.
  3. Use of these datasets to investigate and explore the Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic landscapes within the pilot study area.
  4. Identification of other areas within UK territorial waters where sufficient data of similar quality exists, and which might benefit from similar research.