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Best Practice
#1
I am a archaeology graducate currently writing a planning thesis. I am looking for a best practice example of archaeology discovered during construction that was well protected, whether this means well excavated or left in situe. If you don't know of any examles offhand maybe you could point out a source where I could come accross one myself.
Thank you.
Martina
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#2
The Cyprus museum in Nicosia has been involved in a recent build where glass floors were put in over the archaeology-they recently organised a conference on archaeology and the urban environment-attended by lots of architect types. Would be worth an investigate.If you do uncover an example of best practise here in the UK- I`d love to hear about it as I`m still waiting to see one myself! Hope this helps....
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#3
Thank You Troll,
You may just be a lifesaver. Will let you know if I come across any examples in the UK. My own research is based on a site outside Waterford in Ireland. Thanks again,
Martini
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#4
Welcome mate. If it helps-the big boss is Doctor Flourentzos (spelling may be iffy) but it was a lady boss within the museum who organised the conference.It was held around 5/6th of March this year and was given in Greek as well as English so-accessible. For my part, efforts by the museum to involve inter-disciplinary groups in the greater scheme of things is laudable and a good example to us all. I am also led to believe that glass floors over archaeology is not uncommon on mainland Greece.Believe it or not-I was involved on a dig in South Ferriby (Lincolnshire) where the project architect was toying with the same idea-for the new South Ferriby Primary School.If he did it-WOW!!! You could try contacting the Lincolnshire County Council or-Pre-Construct Archaeology (Lincoln)who carried out the field work. Best wishes mate.Big GrinOf course you could also contact the school!Smile
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#5
I think they found the remains of some vast pre_colombian temple in Mexico City when they were digging the underground. It was preserved in situ, and the stations redesigned, I think.

But thats nothing, Po Na Na's in Lincoln has a glassed in Roman hypocaust furnace.
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#6

Troll said: Believe it or not-I was involved on a dig in South Ferriby (Lincolnshire) where the project architect was toying with the same idea-for the new South Ferriby Primary School.If he did it-WOW!!! You could try contacting the Lincolnshire County Council or-Pre-Construct Archaeology (Lincoln)who carried out the field work.


I used to work for Pre-Construct Archaeology (Lincoln) and yes, the school is putting a glass floor over a Roman octagonal stone building. Also will be doing a display case with finds from the site and hopefully the site director will be giving a talk at the school in the future about the site.
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Oxbeast said: But thats nothing, Po Na Na's in Lincoln has a glassed in Roman hypocaust furnace.
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I can remember when the stone walls were not protected in glass. People used to use it as a handy place to put their drinks!

Big Grin
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#8
After much searching for information on cyprus, including getting inclontact with the organisers of the conference Troll mentioned I have decided to look at the Newport Ship in South Wales. May not be best practice but it is helpfull to be able to read relevant documents in english. Thank you all for you help.
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#9
you could also look at the roman bath house excavation at Caerleon(my home town) dug by David Z. dont ask me to spell his last name but he was a bloody good archaeologist, if not a bit odd.

deep
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#10
The Bath House at Caerleon was excavated as a research excavation by the National Museum of Wales in the late seventies in association with the Welch Office and then Cadw. It had the specific aim of displaying the bath house.

Peter
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