Thanks for the information.
I had a look on the cambridge county archaeology page on the internet,
and there is no obvious link to any written material.
I had a look at the CBA library, and it wasn't very obvious where to look.
I have access to Glagow University, & Jstor, but I would need a name or
On 15/03/2012 17:06, burcu urundul wrote:
> Hi Mike
> Of course there is. The Cambridge county council unit have done such
> excavations. Maybe you should look that up. There may be online reports.
> Look up their county council archaeology archives or do a search on the cba
> - B
> On 15 Mar 2012 15:38, "Michael Haseler"<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> a ditch and a tunnel are very different.
> A tunnel is dug from the end (or from shafts along the way), whereas a
> ditch is dug from the top. That makes a huge difference because the spoil
> from a ditch can just be dumped along the edge, whereas the spoil from a
> tunnel ends up in a heap. It also means you might e.g. consider a small
> railway for digging a tunnel, whereas any old archaeologist can dig a ditch.
> On 15/03/2012 15:10, John Wood wrote:
>> One of my geography teachers defined a river as a watercourse where the
>> ground water is at the surface, this makes sense when considering seasonal
>> dry valleys that one gets in chalkland. So I suppose one could argue that
>> the only difference between a drainage tunnel and a a drainage canal is one
>> is on the surface and the other not. Other than that they are the same
>> thing and topography usually defines the difference.
>> *From:* Michael Haseler<[log in to unmask]>
>> *To:* John Wood<[log in to unmask]>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, 15 March 2012, 14:28
>> *Subject:* Re: [BRITARCH] Longest pre-industrial Drain
>>> On 15/03/2012 11:24, John Wood wrote:
>>>> Keith Hunt ...
>> thanks for that. My original question was about a drainage tunnel, which I
>> was thinking had nothing to do with open drains on the fens. But in reality
>> I presume it is all part of the agricultural improvements, and the drainage
>> of peat& lochs in were part of the same movement that led to drainage of
>> the fens.
>> For information, is there any point digging a drain ... I mean excavating
>> a drain ... archaeologically investigating ... you know what I mean.
>> Particularly one on peat, where presumably the sediment is going to look
>> like the surrounding soil.