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Archaeological resource modelling in temperate river valleys: a case study from the Trent Valley, UK

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

A.J. Howard
Affiliation:
Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK (Email: A.J.Howard@bham.ac.uk)
A.G. Brown
Affiliation:
School of Geography, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK (Email: A.G.Brown@soton.ac.uk)
C.J. Carey
Affiliation:
Birmingham Archaeology and VISTA Centre, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK (Email: C.Carey@bham.ac.uk; K.Challis@bham.ac.uk; m.e.kincey@bham.ac.uk)
K. Challis
Affiliation:
Birmingham Archaeology and VISTA Centre, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK (Email: C.Carey@bham.ac.uk; K.Challis@bham.ac.uk; m.e.kincey@bham.ac.uk)
L.P. Cooper
Affiliation:
University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK (Email: lpc2@le.ac.uk)
M. Kincey
Affiliation:
Birmingham Archaeology and VISTA Centre, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK (Email: C.Carey@bham.ac.uk; K.Challis@bham.ac.uk; m.e.kincey@bham.ac.uk)
P. Toms
Affiliation:
Department of Natural and Social Sciences, University of Gloucestershire, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ, UK (Email: ptoms@glos.ac.uk)
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Methods for mapping and determining the condition of archaeological resources while they are still underground have been in development for nearly half a century. The authors here offer an example from the frontiers of the art: the application of a package of remote sensing procedures not only designed to locate sites but to model the valley deposits which contain and cover them. The variation in success of different methods in different deposits offers a guide to the design of evaluation projects on sand and gravel terrain everywhere.

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