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.

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..

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