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This section introduces a georeferenced database of environmental remains recovered during archaeological investigations in the East Midlands. The current database was constructed by Samantha Stein and revised by Tina Roushannafas (Trent & Peak Archaeology). The database builds upon the list of sites yielding palaeoenvironmental evidence compiled by Angela Monckton (University of Leicester Archaeology Services) for the Environmental Gazetteer(info) which underpinned her discussion of environmental archaeology in Chapter 11 of the Archaeology of the East Midlands.

This new resource is available here(info) in an Excel spreadsheet format. We encourage updates to this record. New entries can be submitted via an online spreadsheet which will be used to update the existing environmental database. We also encourage contributors to amplify, or suggest amendments to, the existing data.

The East Midlands, showing sites that are currently recorded in the environmental database (© Crown copyright and database right 2017). Click on the image for full size.

The database records, by period, different categories of palaeoenvironmental evidence retrieved during archaeological excavations and other intrusive work, together with relevant bibliographic references, including unpublished reports (grey literature). Additional details are recorded in the form of site type, dating evidence, specialist notes and Historic Environment Record (HER) and OASIS numbers. The data can be queried using the filter buttons (visible as grey arrows) at the top of the column headings. For example, the data may be sorted to display only sites from which pollen was recovered, or, alternatively, only Neolithic sites from which pollen was recovered.

To view the data in a georeferenced format using a GIS, save the master Excel file or one of the methodological tabs as a .CSV file and open as a .CSV file in GIS; choose the Easting and Northing columns and then open in a GIS using the British National Grid.

Click here(info) to download the current version of the Environmental Database.

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This page (revision-79) was last changed on 13-Apr-2018 15:12 by Tina Roushannafas