Various Prehistoric Projects

Principal investigator: Martin Bell
Level: Personal research project

I am Emeritus Professor of Archaeological Science at Reading University and am involved in a number of archaeological research projects and have written 11 books and monographs and over 100 papers on archaeological research. Those for which PAS academic access is most relevant include a a book on the Prehistory of the Severn Estuary, an area where I have been doing excavations and fieldwork since 1983. In my earlier monograph The Bronze Age in the Severn Estuary (2013, CBA Research Report) I included maps of Bronze Age metalwork distribution in the region alongside distributions of intertidal archaeology, settlement and field systems etc evidence. For the synthetic prehistory book I am planning I want to update these maps using PAS data. I appreciate the need to send draft of any maps, which will be at a small scale since my study area is 100 by 70km to the FLO's for the area in advance of submission for publication. I am also doing a smaller scale study of the archaeology of the river Cuckmere in Sussex, this was originally instigated as a contribution to the work of the Sussex Wildlife Trust in adding an archaeological and heritage dimension to the Trusts developing plans for nature conservation enhancement and managed realignment in the valley. There has been no previous synthesis of the archaeology of this river valley, though a previous project in the 1980s by the UCL field unit ended with limited publications. I am not sure yet how this project may develop, it depends partly on the future requirements of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, it might develop into a book or a paper for Sussex Archaeological Collections. I am also writing up work on the Long Man of Wilmington, Sussex for which PAS data will be helpful. Again I appreciate the need for any maps of distributions to be submitted to the FLO in advance of any submission for publication. Other roles that I have currently for which PAS academic access may be useful include President of the Sussex Archaeological Society (which provides a base for the Sussex FLO), Advisory Committee for Leverhulme Project Ebb and Flow on the Archaeology of river valleys, Advisory Committee of CitIzan Community Coastal Archaeology project based at MOLA, Trustee of Bexhill Museum.

Referee: Duncan Garrow (Reading University)

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