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Enhancing the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Records of the South Yorkshire SMR

Front cover for Enhancing the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Records of the South Yorkshire SMR

Project 4040

By Alexandra Grassam, Phil Weston

The project improved records on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods held in South Yorkshire Sites and Monuments Record (another term for a Historic Environment Record). The project checked and improved existing records and added new records, more than doubling the coverage.

This enabled a better picture of the archaeological potential for these periods to be available for further research and to inform decision making and mitigation strategies in the planning process within South Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Archaeological Services WYAS (ASWYAS)  carried out this commissioned project. Further specialist advice was given by Andrew Lines (SYAS), Dinah Saich (SYAS) and Penny Spikins (York University). The research was originally commissioned by English Heritage, now Historic England, prior to the separation of the two organisations. Where the report refers to "English Heritage" these functions are now in the remit of Historic England.


  1. Introduction
  2. Archaeological background
  3. Aims and objectives
  4. Methodology and sources
    Stage 1: data checking and collation
    Stage 2: updating SMR records
    Stage 3: assessment and analysis
  5. Results from Stages 1 and 2: Data checking and collation and update of SMR records
  6. Results from Stage 3: Data assessment and analysis
  7. Mitigation
  8. Potential for further analysis
  9. Conclusions
    Appendix 1: Project Design

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 68

If you require an alternative accessible version of this document please contact: Archaeological Services WYAS, Nepshaw Lane South, Morley, Leeds, LS27 7JQ

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