Coastal and Marine Projects

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Seabed Prehistory: Area 240 Between 2008 and 2011 Wessex Archaeology conducted a detailed and far reaching study in aggregate licence Area 240, which is situated approximately 11 km east of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. The...
New translator for the Marine Aggregate Industry Protocol for the Reporting of Finds of Archaeological Interest  Français Je m’appelle Yohann Paci et j’ai traduit la Procédure de déclaration des découvertes pour Wessex Archaeology. Je suis engagé dans la compagnie depuis septembre 2015 en tant que...
Geoservices Welcomes New Marine Geophysicists Geoservices are pleased to welcome Alex Jacob and Sam Strutton to the Marine Geophysics team in our Salisbury office. Both will be working as marine geophysicists, processing and reporting on...
Falkirk Natural History and Archaeology Society Wessex Archaeology was invited by the Falkirk Natural History and Archaeology Society to give a talk on the SAMPHIRE project. After arriving in Falkirk Isger Vico Sommer gave an hour-long...
Littlehampton Talks on FIPAD On Friday 3 March the Littlehampton Civic Society hosted my talk on ‘Nets, Wrecks & Artefacts’, discussing the Fishing Industry Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries.  I reprised the talk...
HMHS Anglia HMHS Anglia Marine Geophysical Survey Report by Wessex Archaeology on Scribd If you have trouble viewing the 'Anglia Multibeam 3D PDF 2014' on screen please download the file below
The NAS and SCAPE Trust Conference Wessex Archaeology delegates have returned buzzing after a conference in Glasgow where new research in coastal and underwater heritage was shared. Held at the University of Glasgow on 5 and 6...
Offshore Renewables Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries Welcome to The Crown Estate Protocol pages.The Crown Estate owns approximately half the UK foreshore and nearly the entire seabed out to the 12 nautical mile limit, and has the rights to license...
Weymouth Wrecks From 22 to 30 July 2016, Wessex Archaeology’s Coastal & Marine staff were based in Weymouth undertaking fieldwork for our client, Historic England. In the safe hands of skipper Richard Bright-...
Wreck in the Thames Princes Channel Founder of Royal Exchange linked to 16th century shipwreckBow section safely on boardOver the summer of 2004, the Port of London Authority worked with Wessex Archaeology to excavate and recover the...
Early Ships and Boats HMS RamilliesEarly Ships and Boats is a strategic desk-based assessment commissioned by English Heritage (now Historic England) and funded through the National Heritage Protection Commissions...
Wrecks on the Seabed: Ecology As part of two major projects: the ALSF funded Wrecks on the Seabed project and the contract to implement the Protection of Wrecks Act (PWA) for English Heritage (now Historic England),...
Assessing Boats and Ships Wessex Archaeology was funded by Historic England (formerly English Heritage) through the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) to assess the importance of shipwrecks from the 19th and 20th...
Palaeolithic Handaxes from the North Sea What are handaxes?Handaxes are stone tools that were used in the Ice Age. They were multi purpose tools, a bit like a modern Swiss army knife. Twenty-eight handaxes and some smaller pieces of...
On this Day in History On 7 May 1765, 250 years ago today, HMS Victory was launched at Chatham Dockyard. Victory was a 1st Rate vessel and carried 104 guns making it one of the most formidable ships of the day. Best known...
Underwater Archaeology Services for Historic Scotland Surveying the Drumbeg wreck siteWe are delighted to announce that Wessex Archaeology has been awarded the contract for Underwater Archaeology Services for Historic Scotland (soon to be Historic...
Marine Aggregate Industry Protocol for the Reporting of Finds of Archaeological Interest  Welcome to the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association, Historic England and The Crown Estate Protocol web pages. The offshore dredging industry provides around 20% of the...
England’s Historic Seascapes Liverpool Waterfront"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes" - Marcel Proust England’s Historic Seascapes is a pilot historic landscape...
Blandford to portland gas pipline Blandford to Portland Gas Pipe by Wessex Archaeology
Explosive News for Coastal & Marine Unexploded ordnance training went with a figurative, but thankfully not literal, bang today at Wessex Archaeology’s Salisbury office.Dave Welch of Ramora UK visited to train members of our...
Outer Hebrides Coastal Community Marine Archaeology Pilot Project (OHCCMAPP) OHCCMAPP (pronounced 'oak-map') is a community-oriented project: a partnership between Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of...
ALSF Wrecks on the Seabed The Wrecks on the Seabed project was designed to test and develop ways of assessing, evaluating and recording wreck sites. The aim was to find the best way of dealing with shipwrecks at risk from...
ALSF Artefacts from the Sea In 2002 Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by English Heritage, funded through the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund to undertake research into previously recovered archaeological artefacts from...
Scapa Flow Wreck Survey  WA Coastal & Marine was commissioned by Historic Scotland to provide high-resolution multibeam bathymetry data targeted on a number of wreck sites in Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands....
ALSF England’s Shipping Large numbers of shipwrecks, unidentified anomalies, and debris have built up on the seabed over the twelve millenia of maritime activity in UK waters. Only a fraction of this submerged cultural...
Seabed Prehistory Wessex Archaeology was commissioned in April 2003 to undertake the research project ‘Seabed Prehistory – gauging the effects of marine aggregate dredging’, funded by the Aggregate Levy Sustainability...
Visualising the past in 3D: The River Arun Archaeologists at Wessex Archaeology have completed a 3D animation that reveals a prehistoric landscape, now submerged under the English Channel, as it might have appeared 8000 years ago. At the...
Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey of South East England [Update June 2011] The initial NMP work has been completed for Gosport, Hampshire and most of Kent, and that the assessment of archaeology at risk for these areas is underway. The remaining NMP areas...
Scottish Marine Historic Environment Data Audit Wessex Archaeology (WA) was commissioned by Historic Scotland (HS) to provide a rapid study concerning the availability of data for enhancement of the Historic Environment Record (HER) with regard to...
Archaeocast 11 now online The latest edition of our archaeology podcast, Archaeocast, is now online. Listen to Archaeocast 11 to get a sense of what it is like to dive a shipwreck, including a live interview with one of...
Surveying in Shetland Dr Stephanie Arnott and Genevieve Shaw recently returned from conducting geophysical surveys of several wrecks around Shetland, as part of a project for Historic Scotland. Steph tells us about their...
Dorset Coast Historic Environment Survey The Dorset Coast Historic Environment Survey grew out of the work of the Archaeology Group (AG) of the Dorset Coastal Forum (DCF). The AG realised that little was known about the condition of...
Shipwreck dive videos online Four videos, each exploring a historic shipwreck or protected submarine subject to designation under the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973), have been made available online. The videos are available on...
Explore the Seafloor at London Aquarium Explore the Seafloor team member Rhonda Steel helps young scientists investigate underwater archaeologyWessex Archaeology staff will be at London Aquarium from the 22nd until the 30th of May as part...
Wrecks on the Seabed: Ecology Ever wondered about the plants and animals that live on shipwrecks? What sorts of effects do these critters have on archaeological remains? Can the types of flora and fauna that chose to colonise a...
Anchors Aweigh! New scheme to promote South West’s Marine Heritage Wessex Archaeology has just launched a new project to promote the region’s marine heritage. This has been made possible by a £50,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Archaeologists are...
Lost at sea: New study of plane crash sites Thousands of planes crashed into the sea around Britain, many during WWII. At the time the planes and many of their crew were presumed to be lost for ever. But today, more and more are being found,...
The Wreck Of The Troopship ss Mendi Wessex Archaeology was commissioned by English Heritage in December 2006 to undertake an initial desk-based appraisal of the wreck of the troopship ss Mendi. The Mendi was a British troopship...
New Exhibition Pages Check out the new online exhibition from our Coastal and Marine Department. Learn about Seabed Prehistory, Wrecks on the Seabed and much, much more! Why not also visit our Exhibitions Homepage to...
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