Round Two

The work undertaken in the 2004 - 2007 season was funded by Round Two of the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). Separate elements of the project were commissioned by the Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO) and English Heritage (EH) respectively.
Elements of the 2004 - 2007 programme of work expanded upon the work carried out as part of Round One in 2003 -2004. MIRO commissioned the production of a 3D computer animated visualisation, a computer generated reconstruction of the Arun Mesolithic landscape based on the data gathered during the 2003 - 2004. EH commissioned an extended grab sampling survey in the palaeo-Arun area to expand upon the 2003 – 2004 survey. This was intended to provide a larger sample series for this area from to use in investigating the possibility of a relationship between struck flint and palaeogeographic features.
The majority of work carried out during the 2004 - 2007 season was concerned with trialling the project methodologies in new areas.
MIRO commissioned a new study areas in the Eastern English Channel dredging zone and the Humber which were subjected to geophysical survey and geotechnical survey including vibrocore and grab sampling.
EH commissioned a new study area in Great Yarmouth which was subjected to geophysical survey and geotechnical vibrocore survey. In addition to this EH commissioned a trial of high resolution geophysical equipment to assess if beach deposits of known archaeological potential at Happisburgh and Pakefield could be traced offshore into the marine environment. This element was later expanded to include a geotechnical vibrocore survey.