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 the sea. The purpose of the project was to collate and enhance records of artefacts from the sea and inter-tidal areas, held by the National Monuments Record (NMR) and selected coastal Sites and Monuments Records (SMRs) and Historic Environment Records (HERs) in England, and to record artefacts held in museums or private collections for inclusion in these databases.
This enhancement of the dataset for finds from marine contexts was intended to improve resources available to archaeologists and researchers tasked with compiling Environmental Impact Assessments to accompany marine aggregate licence proposals.