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6633 Tracing their steps: predictive mapping of Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology

6633 Tracing their steps: predictive mapping of Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology
6633 Tracing their steps: predictive mapping of Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology
The project attempted to produce a model capable of predicting the occurrence of early prehistoric land surfaces and remains, using the Middle Kennet Valley, Berkshire as a case study. Work targeted deep Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic floodplain and wetland edge archaeology and associated sedimentary sequences. The key aims were to contribute, in conjunction with a number of other Historic England projects, towards the further advancement and implementation of the National Heritage Protection Plan for wetland regions throughout England generally; to raise awareness of the finite and significant Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology of the Middle Kennet Valley specifically; and to provide guidance to West Berkshire Council in identifying appropriate mitigation measures in response to development proposals. In fulfilment of these aims, the project produced a comprehensive database of all known Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology, lithology and palaeoenvironmental data in the Study Area, and a general predictive sedimentary model arising from that database. The model was tested and refined by targeted field investigations and dating at Thatcham and Victoria Park, Newbury, alongside case studies at Ufton Bridge and geoarchaeological investigations at Wawcott. A development control leaflet was produced, providing guidance on methodologies and approaches, based on the results of the model.
Mesolithic, Palaeoenvironment, Deposit Model, Archaeology, Upper Palaeolithic, Kennet, Floodplain
2059-4453
87-2019
Historic England
Barnett, Catherine
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Bell, Martin
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Grant, Michael
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Barnett, Catherine
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Bell, Martin
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Grant, Michael
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Barnett, Catherine, Bell, Martin and Grant, Michael (2020) 6633 Tracing their steps: predictive mapping of Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology (Research Report Series, 87-2019, 87-2019) Historic England 256pp.

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Abstract

The project attempted to produce a model capable of predicting the occurrence of early prehistoric land surfaces and remains, using the Middle Kennet Valley, Berkshire as a case study. Work targeted deep Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic floodplain and wetland edge archaeology and associated sedimentary sequences. The key aims were to contribute, in conjunction with a number of other Historic England projects, towards the further advancement and implementation of the National Heritage Protection Plan for wetland regions throughout England generally; to raise awareness of the finite and significant Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology of the Middle Kennet Valley specifically; and to provide guidance to West Berkshire Council in identifying appropriate mitigation measures in response to development proposals. In fulfilment of these aims, the project produced a comprehensive database of all known Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology, lithology and palaeoenvironmental data in the Study Area, and a general predictive sedimentary model arising from that database. The model was tested and refined by targeted field investigations and dating at Thatcham and Victoria Park, Newbury, alongside case studies at Ufton Bridge and geoarchaeological investigations at Wawcott. A development control leaflet was produced, providing guidance on methodologies and approaches, based on the results of the model.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2 June 2020
Published date: 3 June 2020
Keywords: Mesolithic, Palaeoenvironment, Deposit Model, Archaeology, Upper Palaeolithic, Kennet, Floodplain

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Local EPrints ID: 441432
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/441432
ISSN: 2059-4453
PURE UUID: 263906ec-d9c6-4a7f-b674-e932f804acfe
ORCID for Michael Grant: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4766-6913

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Date deposited: 12 Jun 2020 16:30
Last modified: 13 Oct 2021 01:45

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Author: Catherine Barnett
Author: Martin Bell
Author: Michael Grant ORCID iD

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