Artefacts from the Sea

Wessex Archaeology, 2007

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The digital archive

The digital archive currently consists of the following resources:

  • Wessex Archaeology, 2003, Artefacts from the Sea. Source Appraisal, ref: 51541.01.
  • Wessex Archaeology, 2003, Artefacts from the Sea. Year 1 Report, ref: 51541.02
  • Wessex Archaeology, 2003, Artefacts from the Sea. Year 2 Report, ref: 51541.03
  • Wessex Archaeology, 2003, Artefacts from the Sea. Catalogue of the Michael White Collection, ref: 51541a and b

The source appraisal comprised the results from the initial literary search; the contents and standards of established datasets; the design of the project database; and the preliminary comments by SMRs when replying to the initial requests for participation in the project.

The Year One report sets out the methodology employed throughout the project and focusses on collating information from two small areas covering the Solent area and the coastline between the River Humber and River Tees. The Year Two report outlines the methodological developments and the results of the second year of work and discussed issues that arose in the course of the project.

The digital archive is accompanied by the Michael White Finds Catalogue, featuring finds from part of the collection formerly held by Michael White of Lymington, Hampshire. This catalogue contains a record of lithics and faunal remains - ranging from the Lower Palaeolithic to Bronze Age - that have been collected during the course of fishing activities in the Solent. The catalogue is arranged by number, with a total of 298 entries. The numbers allocated by the collector in his original catalogue have been maintained (1-229). Artefacts that had not been previously recorded have been allocated a new number sequence, starting at 1000. The catalogue includes a map of findspots identified by the collector.

Please note that the Michael White Collection has been dispersed since the end of the project. Any queries should be directed to the parties named below.

Any questions about the project or the archive should be directed to either the depositor or English Heritage's Maritime Team

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Non-digital Archive and Publications

In addition to the reports contained within the digital archive On the Artefacts from the Sea project also produced the following outputs:

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

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