Aggregates Extraction and Archaeology Backlogs: North-West Region
This project comprised a desk-based study of aggregate sites the in north-west of England. The study covered the counties of Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. The study was undertaken to identify and quantify archaeological projects arising from aggregates extraction which currently have incomplete or inappropriately low levels of dissemination. The study was concerned with the extraction of aggregates from both hard rock (crushed rock) and soft rocks (sand and gravel). The project was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) administered by English Heritage.