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Excavations in North-West Kent, 2005-2007 One hundred thousand years of human activity in and around the Darent valley

Simmonds, Andrew and Wenban-Smith, Frances and Bates, Martin and Powell, Kelly and Sykes, Dan and Devaney, Rebecca and Stansbie, Daniel and Score, David and Biddulph, Edward and Blinkhorn, Paul and Booth, Paul and Boston, Ceridwen and Brown, Lisa and Challinor, Dana and Clough, Sharon and Cotter, John and Crowther, John and Druce, Denise and Howarth, Luke and Keys, Lynne and Lamdin-Whymark, Hugo and Macphail, Richard and Marquez-Grant, Nicholas and Mullin, David and Nicholson, Rebecca and Parfitt, Simon and Pelling, Ruth and Penkman, Kirsty and Poole, Cynthia and Schwenninger, Jean-Luc and Scott, Ian and Shaffrey, Ruth and Smith, Wendy and Stafford, Elizabeth and Strid, Lena and Verrill, Lucy and White, Tom and Whittaker, John E (2011) Excavations in North-West Kent, 2005-2007 One hundred thousand years of human activity in and around the Darent valley. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology South.




This report presents the results of three projects undertaken by Oxford Archaeology in North-West Kent from 2005-2007; on the A2/A282/M25 Improvement Scheme immediately south-east of Dartford, on part of the Eynsford to Horton Kirby Pipeline a little further south-east, and at Dartford Football Club. While different in character and scope, all three projects are located close together either within Dartford or just to the south and east, with a maximum distance of c 6 km between them. Not only, therefore, do they share a common geography (the area of the lower Darent valley and territory to the east of it), but, despite their multiperiod character – particularly in the case of work on the A2/A282/ M25 Improvement Scheme – all have a focus on the archaeology of the later prehistoric and Roman periods. For these reasons, and to allow presentation of the results of these pieces of work at reasonable length, it has seemed appropriate to publish the reports on these projects, originally conceived as separate pieces of work, together, offering both economies of scale and also the benefits of a wider view than that presented by each individually. The individual reports were themselves based on proposals for publication arising from separate programmes of post-excavation assessment. Most of the original format of each report has been retained, but the outlines of the archaeological background to the area formerly contained in each report have been combined (Chapter 1), and a short general discussion (Chapter 16) has been added to the site-specific ones.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Period > UK Periods > Mesolithic 10,000 - 4,000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Neolithic 4000 - 2200 BC
Period > UK Periods > Early Medieval 410 - 1066 AD
Geographical Areas > English Counties > Kent
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Modern 1901 - present
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Period > UK Periods > Iron Age 800 BC - 43 AD
Period > UK Periods > Palaeolithic 500 000 - 10 000 BC
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
ID Code:478
Deposited By: Scott
Deposited On:28 Jan 2011 16:52
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 14:40

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