The Danebury Excavations Digital Archive

The Danebury Trust, 2003

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Databases

Databases are available for 4 different types of records from the excavations:

These database files previously existed as ASCII space delimited files in the Oxford University VAX mainframe archive. Only the four files above have been converted because these were the only ones that survived several changes of location and mainframe.

Each file was read into an Access 2002 table. The files were heavily coded and these have been explained within the data tables either through the use of lookup tables or by direct conversion of codes where appropriate. In all cases the original codes have been retained within the tables.

The files are available for download here as comma delimited text files. The first row of each of the comma delimited files holds the field names for that table. Click on the filenames to view and download the data. Metadatafor the databases is also available for download as a PDF Document.

Some cross-referencing between these tables is possible using the unique identifier or context number for the pit.

Metadata

Describes the content and structure of the Danebury dataset PDF 151Kb

Pits

Coded description of the physical characteristics of each pit, including the stratigraphy of its fill, and details of artefacts and other material found within it. TXT
Coded description of the physical characteristics of each pit, including the stratigraphy of its fill, and details of artefacts and other material found within it.
pits.txt
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Records relationships of pits to other features found during excavation. Linked to table pits by pit_number TXT
Records relationships of pits to other features found during excavation. Linked to table pits by pit_number
pitXrel.txt
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Records the contexts that make up the pit fill, the type and shape of the deposition. Linked to table pits by pit_num TXT
Records the contexts that make up the pit fill, the type and shape of the deposition. Linked to table pits by pit_num
pitXfill.txt
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Records any special deposits found in pit fill, for example, human or animal skeletons. Linked to table pits by pit_number TXT
Records any special deposits found in pit fill, for example, human or animal skeletons. Linked to table pits by pit_number
pitXspecial_deposit.txt
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Records the types of artefact found within each pit. Linked to table pits by pit_number TXT
Records the types of artefact found within each pit. Linked to table pits by pit_number
pitXartef.txt
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Entity relationship diagram for pit database

Pots

Coded description of the form, fabric and surface decoration of each sherd together with weight and other characteristics TXT
Coded description of the form, fabric and surface decoration of each sherd together with weight and other characteristics
pot.txt
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1.26 Mb
Linking table for pot and form tables (see relationship diagram below) TXT
Linking table for pot and form tables (see relationship diagram below)
/catalogue/adsdata/arch-353-1/dissemination/cdf/potXform.txt
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Explanation of the codes used in the form_ref field of the potXform table. (Note: the field form_fig_no refers to the figure number in chapter 6 of Danebury volume - Vol.2 The excavations 1969-1978: the finds) TXT
Explanation of the codes used in the form_ref field of the potXform table. (Note: the field form_fig_no refers to the figure number in chapter 6 of Danebury volume - Vol.2 The excavations 1969-1978: the finds)
forms.txt
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Explanation of the codes used in the fabric_ref field on the pot table TXT
Explanation of the codes used in the fabric_ref field on the pot table
fabric.txt
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Explanation of the codes used in the surface_treatment field of the pot table. TXT
Explanation of the codes used in the surface_treatment field of the pot table.
surface_treat.txt
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Explanation of the codes used in the decoration_method field of the pot table. (Note: the field figures refers to the figure number in chapter 6 of Danebury volume - Vol.2 The excavations 1969-1978: the finds) TXT
Explanation of the codes used in the decoration_method field of the pot table. (Note: the field figures refers to the figure number in chapter 6 of Danebury volume - Vol.2 The excavations 1969-1978: the finds)
decor_method.txt
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Entity relationship diagram for pot database

Animal bone

Description of bone type, species, physical characteristics of each bone together with gnawing, butchery and other measures TXT
Description of bone type, species, physical characteristics of each bone together with gnawing, butchery and other measures
bones.txt
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12.08 Mb

Entity relationship diagram for bone database

Daub

Record of quantities and types of daub found during excavation TXT
Record of quantities and types of daub found during excavation
daub_decoded.txt
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174 Kb
Explanation of fabric codes used in table daub_decoded. Linked to daub_decoded by field fabric_ref TXT
Explanation of fabric codes used in table daub_decoded. Linked to daub_decoded by field fabric_ref
daub_fabric.txt
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Entity relationship diagram for daub database


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