Progress on the Archaeological Research Framework for the Extractive
Industries (England) has taken a step forward this week with the completion
of several draft assessment documents which have now been posted on the
NAMHO website for your comment and criticism. The list of draft assessments
now includes the metals of IRON, LEAD/SILVER/ZINC,TIN, COPPER, GOLD, GANGUE
MINERALS and COBALT. Also, COAL, SALT and CLAY. Other assessments include
UNDERGROUND ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE and PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY.
You can find these assessment on the NAMHO website at:
Some of these are revised 2nd drafts, which have benefited from comments by
various contributors but others, including gold, archaeological science,
copper, clay and underground archaeology have been added in the past few
weeks. There are several more to follow.
These assessment undoubtedly still have room for improvement and it is
highly likely that relevant information has escaped our attention,
particularly in the case of unpublished archaeological work and 'grey'
literature sitting un-noticed on library shelves, HER site folders and in
Please send your comments, criticisms and additions by email to the Project
Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to draw our attention to any material that has been overlooked,
please provide as much detail as possible and if unpublished, include a note
on where and if it is accessible.
Thanks and regards
Phil Newman (Project Officer)
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