Issue: The Experimental Earthwork Project, 1960--1992

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Abstract Reports on, provides a synthesis of, and assesses the results from the first thirty-two years of the project, which was set up `to investigate by experiment the denudation and burial of archaeological structures' and is principally concerned with two earthworks, one on Overton Down, Wiltshire, and the other on Morden Bog, near Wareham, Dorset; both have been monitored since construction in 1960 and 1963 respectively, and excavated in sections cut through them at intervals on a progressive scale of years.. The report reviews the project's history over its first thirty-two years in the particular context of excavations at Overton in 1968, 1976 and 1992 and at Wareham in 1980. The report records the more detailed programme of analytical work which was implemented at Overton in 1992, concentrating on the preservation of biological and environmental evidence and on the analysis of a range of organic and inorganic materials buried in 1960. The results provide an opportunity to consider the strengths and weakness of experimental methodology in archaeology. Includes French and German summaries; contributions include
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Editor Martin G Bell
Issue Editor Martin G Bell
Peter J Fowler
Simon Hillson
Publisher Council for British Archaeology
Year of Publication 1996
Volume 100
Number of Pages: 0
ISBN 1 872414 64 8
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Note Is Portmanteau: 1 Editorial Expansion: on behalf of the Experimental Earthworks Committee, British Association for the Advancement of Science
Source The British & Irish Archaeological Bibliography (BIAB)
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Abstract
Peter J Fowler
Gillian Swanton
1 - 7
discusses the nature of the experiment and of this report, as well as organization and personnel
Peter J Fowler
Gillian Swanton
8 - 12
including the historical background and summary of results 1960--67, plus the photographic record, setting, weather, and the coin experiment
J Hemsley
13 - 26
Peter J Fowler
27 - 33
Peter J Fowler
34 - 42
including
Peter J Fowler
Gillian Swanton
34 - 35
K Crabtree
39 - 42
Peter J Fowler
Geoffrey W Dimbleby
Susan Limbrey
43 - 65
with notes on the role of ceramics; pottery discs, potsherds and flints; and other buried materials (textiles, leather, bone in various conditions, wood, potsherds and flints); including
Geoffrey W Dimbleby
43 - 45
Susan Limbrey
55 - 65
Martin G Bell
66 - 89
with reports on placed objects and buried materials, including
Hazel Riley
67 - 68
Martin G Bell
N Evans
78 - 79
Simon Hillson
84 - 85
Simon Hillson
88 - 89
Martin G Bell
90 - 126
specialist reports on
K Crabtree
90 - 93
John Crowther
93 - 95
R I Macphail
Gill M Cruise
95 - 107
John Crowther
107 - 118
A J Clark
118 - 121
John S Beavis
George MacLeod
121 - 126
Martin G Bell
127 - 146
specialist reports on
K Crabtree
127 - 129
K Crabtree
129 - 131
Jenny Moore
131 - 134
Wendy J Carruthers
Vanessa Straker
134 - 138
G A F Hendry
S R Band
K Thompson
138 - 140
Martin G Bell
S C Johnson
140 - 142
Amanda Rouse
142 - 146
Martin G Bell
147 - 177
specialist reports on
R C Janaway
147 - 148
R C Janaway
P Maclean
148
Joan Kelley
Patricia E J Wiltshire
148 - 155
Robert A Blanchette
155 - 160
R C Janaway
160 - 168
Michael L Ryder
168 - 174
Susan Hardman
174 - 176
Glynis Edwards
176 - 177
Martin G Bell
178 - 200
specialist reports on
Peter Andrews
178 - 185
Simon Hillson
Sandra Bond
185 - 195
John Crowther
195 - 196
Robert E M Hedges
Martin Richards
B C Sykes
196 - 199
Terence (Terry) A Brown
Kerry O'Donoghue
Keri A Brown
199 - 200
Simon Hillson
201 - 224
including
J Hemsley
202 - 203
J Hemsley
203
J Hemsley
203 - 205
K Crabtree
206 - 208
R I Macphail
214 - 216
Jon G Hather
221 - 222
Peter J Reynolds
225 - 227
discusses experimental earthworks at Little Butser and Bascomb, Hampshire; Wroughton, Wiltshire; and Fishbourne, Sussex
Martin G Bell
228 - 246
including comments by members of the project