Norfolk ALSF National Mapping Programme project
This archaeological survey carried out across parts of Norfolk recorded over 500 sites ranging in date from the prehistoric to the post-medieval period. The aim of this project was to investigate and assess the archaeological potential of different areas that may be suitable for quarrying.
A sampling strategy
Four representative areas were chosen for investigation, defined by aggregate type: Norwich Crag, Plateau Gravels, River Gravels, and Lower Greensand and Fen Edge Gravels.
Sample areas were selected from each for detailed investigation and assessment. The aerial survey was the main part of this project undertaken by Norfolk Landscape Archaeology (now Norfolk Historic Environment Service), funded by English Heritage (now Historic England) through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF).
Understanding the wider landscape
Some of the sites mapped by from aerial photographs have already been destroyed by quarrying but some have already been the subject of extensive archaeological excavation prior to extraction.
For these, the NMP mapping has provided a vital insight into the contemporary landscape surrounding the sites.
For further details about the Norfolk NMP project, please contact:
Norfolk Historic Environment Service, Union House, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR tel 01362 869283; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details of these and other archaeological sites in Norfolk can be found on the Norfolk Heritage Explorer website.
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