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Distribution and Significance of Urban Waterlogged Deposits in Bristol

This project assesses the distribution and significance of urban waterlogged deposits in Bristol, funded by English Heritage as part of the National Heritage Protection Plan. It is one of a number of similar projects assessing urban waterlogged sites.

Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    Background
    SWARF
    SHAPE
    NHPP
    Interfaces
    Structure of the report
    2. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
    Project aims
    Project Objectives
    3. METHODOLOGY
    Data management
    Modelling
    Output
    4. GEOLOGICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SEQUENCE
    Solid geology: Quartzitic Sandstone Formation and Mercia Mudstone Group
    Drift geology: Avon Formation (Pleistocene gravels)
    Wentlooge Formation
    Made Ground
    5. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF WATERLOGGED DEPOSITS IN
    BRISTOL
    Identification of layers with the greatest potential for waterlogged remains
    6. SUMMARY OF RESULTS
    Thickness and depth of waterlogged archaeological deposits
    Understanding former water courses
    The pre-medieval Quaternary deposits
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
    Improved standards for future research
    Geographical areas to be targeted for future research
    The Distribution and Significance of Urban Waterlogged Deposits in Bristol
    Potential for additional information to be generated from existing data
    Future model generation
    8. CONCLUSIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    APPENDIX A 

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed

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