Archaeological Resources

*PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING PROJECT DIRECTION AND PARTICIPATION AS WE MOVE FROM THE PILOT TO THE MAIN PHASE OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT. THE FOLLOWING WILL CONSEQUENTLY BE AMENDED, AND REPLACED ACCORDINGLY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE*

Links to external websites are provided, should participants wish to find further information (they will open in another tab / window), and are not necessarily recommended websites.

Project participation information

Links to updated documents to follow…

  • GARDEN INVESTIGATION AND SURVEY PARTICIPATION INFORMATION SHEET
  • GARDEN INVESTIGATION AND SURVEY PARTICIPATION INFORMATION BOOKLET
  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL BUILDINGS INVESTIGATION AND SURVEY PARTICIPATION INFORMATION SHEET
  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL BUILDINGS INVESTIGATION AND SURVEY PARTICIPATION INFORMATION BOOKLET

General ARCHAEOLOGY Guides and Information

BAJR GUIDES

Standing Building Archaeology

General Information

CBA Fact Sheets

Guidance of building investigations

Project Management

EH Management of Research Projects in the Historic Environment (MoRPHE)

MoRPHE for users of MAP2: This fact-sheet highlights the key differences (Jun 2007)

Management of Research Projects in the Historic Environment: The MoRPHE Project Managers’ Guide: Core document in a framework of guidelines (May 2006)

MoRPHE Project Planning Note 2: Developing Controlled Terminology (Jun 2006)

MoRPHE Project Planning Note 3 : Archaeological Excavations (Feb 2008)

MoRPHE Project Planning Note 4 : Complex Architectural Survey (Feb 2008)

MoRPHE Project Planning Note 5: Aerial Reconnaissance (Feb 2008)

MoRPHE Project Planning Note 6: Development of procedural standards and guidelines (Feb 2008)

MoRPHE Technical Guide 1Digital Archiving and Dissemination (May 2006)

MoRPHE Distance Learning Course Booking Form (50.60 KB)

Appendix 2: project design specification

Drawing software

Trimble (Google) Sketchup Download Trimble (Google) Sketchup Tutorials

Field Survey

EH: Understanding the Archaeology of Landscapes A guide to good recording practice

HELM: Where on Earth are We? The Global Positioning System (GPS) in archaeological field survey

 

RCHMS: Introduction to Survey Techniques

Includes videos on:

  • Using a Handheld GPS
  • Creating a Field Sketch
  • Measured Survey using a Plane Table
  • Measured Survey using Tape and Offset

Interpretation of Rural Settlement Remains

  • Byre Dwelling
  • Corn Kiln
  • Cottars House
  • Threshing Barn
  • Township

Evaluation of Archaeological Decision-making Processes and Sampling Strategies —

BAJR GUIDES

 

Excavation and post-excavation

Training Online Resource Centre CBA Fact Sheets:

Studying archaeology:

Fieldwork and volunteering

Finds analysis

Practical information

MoLA ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS PROCEDURES MANUAL

Recognizing Metals and their Corrosion Products

BAJR GUIDES

Trade Marks, Patents, and Registered Design Numbers

Espacenet Patent search

Intellectual Property Office:

National Archives: PDF:

Other sites: ‘Great Glass’:

‘Old copper’:

‘EnglishMetalware’:

‘The Potteries’:

Ceramics Identification

Regional Pottery Manufacturers 

General Florida Museum of Natural History: Historical Archaeology:

FLMNH Glossary

Leicester CC Community Archaeology: Archaeological Identification Guides

Leicester University Ceramic Analysis Information

MoLA: Decoration codes for post-Roman pottery c 900-1900

Quick & Dirty Field Guide to Historic Artifacts, Millersville University Archaeology, 2011

Southeast Leicestershire Treasure Project Pottery Identification Guides

The Woolhope Club: later post-medieval pottery

Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

BHTA: INTRODUCTION TO DESCRIPTION OF FINDS

  • Staffordshire 1893 Bristol Porcelain for Handbook to the Collection of British Pottery and Porcelain, Modern Staffordshire Ware section

Yorkshire

Manufacturers

Carlton Ware website

Ceramic / decorative types 

Lovers of Blue and White Website:  information on transfer printed wares, and virtual museum

 Marks and Back stamps

Glass

SHA Bottle Typology

SHA Bottle Dating

Metalwork Coming soon…

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 Recording and Reporting

5 cm scale for finds photos

It is acceptable to use a tape measure, or if necessary, an easily recognisable object (such as a 2p coin) that might provide some idea of the size of the object illustrated within the photograph, but a simple scale such as the one above is preferable. This scale may be used by right-clicking on the image, then clicking ‘Save image as’ to download; however, it will need adjustment in a drawing programme, and checking against a metric tape, to ensure that the image is still to the correct scale after printing. So for those unfamiliar with manipulating digital images, it will probably be easier to make your own, which may be easier to use, and last longer, if mounted on a piece of card of the same size.

Portable Antiquities Scheme website

Finds conservation

Basic Conservation and Environmental Monitoring PAS: Artefact conservation guide 

Conservation Advice Notes

Safe storage for metal finds PDF

Conservation Research Laboratory (Marine, but with general information)

Forums

CBA Community Archaeology Forum

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