Results

Archaeological results: 
  • In 2013, local community members reported a total of 41 archaeological sites to the SAMPHIRE project team. Of these, 15 locations were targeted in the fieldwork phase.
  • In 2014, the numbers increased and a total of 90 archaeological sites were reported to the SAMPHIRE project team. Of these, five locations were targeted in the fieldwork phase.
  • In 2015, a total of 27 locations are recorded in the 2015 report, including a number of previously unrecorded intertidal and underwater shipwrecks. Of these, 11 locations were targeted in the fieldwork phase.
Project SAMPHIRE has published three separate reports over the three-year period detailing the results of the project and compiling all archaeological information obtained. To download the full report click on the links below:
 
Awareness and outreach results: 
One of the most direct results of project SAMPHIRE has been the building of links and trust between professional archaeologists and coastal communities. Over the course of the project a huge amount of input was received from community members who have become more engaged with their local heritage. The project website has been updated on a regular basis throughout each phase of the project with a total of 106 posts and over 13,000 views. Social media continues to be one of the most effective outreach methods, while emails and phone conversations have continued to be a useful method of remote communication. Face-to-face engagement however has provided the most data to the project and some individuals who have been in directed contact with the SAMPHIRE team have continued to provide Wessex Archaeology with continuous updates on sites, and information on new sites.