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Development-driven archaeology: bane or boon for bioarchaeology?

HALL, A.R. and KENWARD, H.K. (2006) Development-driven archaeology: bane or boon for bioarchaeology? Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 25 (3). pp. 213-224. ISSN 0262-5253

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Abstract

Summary. Through much of the world there is a move towards policies of in situ preservation of the buried archaeological heritage, typically supported by small-scale investigative excavations (often called 'evaluations'). In this review we attempt to judge the success of these policies in England and Wales, from the standpoint of bioarchaeology. We consider particularly the value of data for plant and insect macrofossils from trial excavations associated with development (a) in producing information which contributes towards research agendas, and (b) as a guide to the preservational condition of organic archaeological deposits.

Item Type: Article
Academic Units: The University of York > Archaeology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2009 14:09
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2009 14:09
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0092.2006.00258.x
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers Ltd
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-0092.2006.00258.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7149

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