This new article in Internet Archaeology discusses the post-excavation analysis and archiving of data generated by fieldwork undertaken at Heslington East near York in the UK.
This project, stretching over two decades, involved two commercial companies as well as student training and local community elements, and recently concluded with a thematic publication (Roskams and Neal 2020).
The article has twin objectives. First, on a theoretical level, it reflects on the complex challenges that arise when attempting to combine diverse stratigraphic, spatial and assemblage data from different sources to reach meaningful interpretations of an extensive, multi-period landscape. Second, on a practical level, it aims to act as an introduction to the project’s archives to make them accessible to future audiences, something that is essential if we are to enable any re-interpretation of the site.
Roskams, S. 2020 The Post-excavation Analysis and Archiving of Outputs from Complex, Multi-period Landscape Investigations: the example of Heslington East, York, Internet Archaeology 55. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.55.7
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