Learning legacy: lessons learned from the London 2012 Games construction project: Geoarchaeology

Norcott, David and Grant, Michael J (2011) Learning legacy: lessons learned from the London 2012 Games construction project: Geoarchaeology. (Project Report) London, U.K. : Olympic Delivery Authority. 2 p.

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Abstract

Geoarchaeology is the process by which techniques from the fields of geography, geology and other earth sciences are used to understand and interpret archaeology. At the Olympic Park, a phase of intensive and wide-ranging geoarchaeological investigations revealed a buried landscape, several metres below the modern land surface. Compiling all the data recovered during the construction work, from the archaeological trenches and thousands of boreholes, it was possible to identify how the River Lea flood plain has changed over time and how the archaeological sites discovered related to the physical landscape at their time of occupation..

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Research Area: Archaeology
Earth systems and environmental sciences
Geography and environmental studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Geography, Geology and Environment > Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research (CEESR)
Depositing User: Michael Grant
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 10:23
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2013 10:23
DOI: ODA 2010/374
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/22755

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