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Edited on 2013-11-22 14:19:46 by CynthiaPoole [page updated by project director]

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The Quarley Down Ancient Environs Project (QDAEP) is a landscape survey covering an Estate encompassing Quarley Down, on the Hampshire Wiltshire border. Our aim is to investigate the local environment to build a picture of pre-historic and historic occupation and activity.The projects genesis arose from the excavation of a small unenclosed E-MIA settlement with the aim putting the site and other finds from the Estate in a wider landscape context.
The initial excavation is now completed and at a post-excavation stage preparingthedata for publication. The site revealed an area of occupation set within one of the prehistoric fields which have been comprehensively mapped across the area from air photographs. Hedges n teh fielld lynchets probablycreated anenclosed area, which included two four post structures, an extensively recut pair of postsettings possiibly representing the door of a circular structure and several shallow pits, two containing articulated piglet and sheep and two large quantities of pottery. Two features produced large quantities of burnt stone. One small post-hole sized feature wasfilledwith tightly packed burnt flint and greensand, whilst a larger feature with flint block kerbs and a flint block centrql pedestal was filled with large burnt quantities of burnt flint mounded up over and around the feature. Very little charcoal was associated suggesting the flint was eated elsewhere.
Burnt flint is ubiquitous across all areas of the study area and uderstanding the generation and function of burnt flint during the prehistoric period is a key area of research within the project.
The wider landscape survey is based predominantly on fieldwalking, which takes place during September-November and March-April. Woodand survey takes place over the winter.
The project is under the direction of a professional archaeologist, in her spare time as light relief from commercial archaeology, and is entirely voluntary with from both new and experienced volunteers from the surrounding region.
  • field walking
  • woodland survey, archaeology and recording of arborglyphs
  • small scale excavation, now limited to test pits
  • finds processing and analysis of artefacts
  • desk-based historical and archaeological research
For further information contact [cynbyn@btinternet.com]


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The site is near Quarley Down, on the Hampshire Wiltshire border, and work so far has shown occupation from the Early Bronze age through to the Iron Age and beyond.
The name of the project is the Quarley Down Ancient Environs Project (QDAEP) and our aim is to investigate the local environment to build a picture of pre-historic and historic occupation and activity.
Preliminary excavation, followed the finding of Bronze Age artefacts, has revealed a small enclosure cut in to the chalk, probably indicating a circular hedge with a round house inside the enclosure.
The project is in planning stage as at the moment (December 2009), but the intention through to summer 2010 is to survey the area around the finds, and to look at the human occupation of the area, near to Quarley Hillfort, over the prehistoric and historic period.
The project is under the direction of a professional Archaeologist, in her spare time and is entirely voluntary with volunteer labour from both new and experienced diggers.
Excavation – from end of March to September 2010
Field Walking – as and when fields are ploughed
Woodland archaeology – during Jan-Mar 2010 when foliage has died back
For further information contact dlt104@soton.ac.uk




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Edited on 2010-04-07 14:28:47 by SarahWeyenberg

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For further information contact dlt104@soton.ac.uk

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Edited on 2009-12-16 13:13:56 by DaveTooke

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The site is near Quarley Down, on the Hampshire Wiltshire border, and work so far has shown occupation from the Early Bronze age through to the Iron Age and beyond. The name of the project is the Quarley Down Ancient Environs Project (QDAEP) and our aim is to investigate the local environment to build a picture of pre-historic and historic occupation and activity.
Preliminary excavation, followed the finding of Bronze Age artefacts, has revealed a small enclosure cut in to the chalk, probably indicating a circular hedge with a round house inside the enclosure.
The project is in planning stage as at the moment (December 2009), but the intention through to summer 2010 is to survey the area around the finds, and to look at the human occupation of the area, near to Quarley Hillfort, over the prehistoric and historic period.
The project is under the direction of a professional Archaeologist, in her spare time and is entirely voluntary with volunteer labour from both new and experienced diggers.
For further information contact dlt104@soton.ac.uk


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The site is near Quarley Down and work so far has shown occupation from the Early Bronze age through to the Iron Age.
The name of the project is the Quarley Down Ancient Environs Project (QDAEP) and our aim is to extend the excavation and investigate the local environment to build a picture of pre-historic occupation and activity.




Oldest known version of this page was edited on 2009-12-16 12:57:14 by DaveTooke []
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The site is near Quarley Down and work so far has shown occupation from the Early Bronze age through to the Iron Age.

The name of the project is the Quarley Down Ancient Environs Project (QDAEP) and our aim is to extend the excavation and investigate the local environment to build a picture of pre-historic occupation and activity.

As an independent project it will offer the opportunity to take part in:

Excavation – from end of March to September 2010

Field Walking – as and when fields are ploughed

Woodland archaeology – during Jan-Mar 2010 when foliage has died back




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