|Appears in Collections:||Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Investigations on the Studland Circles by the Dorset Alum and Copperas Industries Project|
|Author(s):||Bellamy, Peter S|
|Citation:||Bellamy PS, Broadbent G, Corney M & Wilson C (2014) Investigations on the Studland Circles by the Dorset Alum and Copperas Industries Project, Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 135, pp. 297-310.|
|Abstract:||Archaeological investigations carried out on behalf of the Poole Harbour Heritage Project examined as series of undated earthworks, known as the Studland Circles, on the South Haven peninsula, Studland. A suggestion that these earthworks were associated with the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century alum and copperas industry in Poole Harbour prompted their exploration as part of the Dorset Alum and Copperas Project. A total of 112 earthwork circles were recorded on Studland Heath and Greenlands Farm. Geophysical and earthwork survey was undertaken on a sample study area on Studland Heath and a single earthwork circle was examined in detail, through excavation and geoarchaeological analyses. This earthwork was shown to have a simple bank built of turf and sand stripped from the interior. No evidence for any activity was recovered from the interior to suggest its function. The earthwork was constructed on a layer of windblown sand, which may be related to sand dune development from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Therefore, it is likely that the earthworks date to the post-medieval period. Although no evidence was recovered for the function of the earthwork circles, an industrial or agricultural function is most probable.|
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