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2012 Staffordshire University "The Development of Computer Archaeology at North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Staffordshire Polytechnic and Staffordshire University, Stafford 1969 - 2012" PowerPoint file: to read this you will need Microsoft Office PowerPoint.

2012 Personal Histories 40 Years of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Conference 1 hour 30 minutes. This video has now found a permanent home in the Cambridge archive. John Wilcock and several of his PhD students appear in this video.



2011 Stafforshire University The reverse engineering of the 1986 BBC Domesday Project at Staffordshire University PowerPoint file: to read this you will need Microsoft Office PowerPoint.

See also a PowerPoint discussion of the 1086 Domesday Book and the 1986 Domesday project by Wilcock, J.D.

2007 Braithwaite, B. 2007, When the war came to Seighford: The story of an RAF airfield, Brula Books, ISBN 0 9557645 0 5
2007 Soden, I. (ed), 2007, Stafford Castle: Survey, Excavation and Research 1978-98 Vol. 2: The Excavations (Stafford: Stafford Borough Council, Paperback: ISBN 9780952413639
The honorial castle at Stafford was constructed during the eleventh century by Robert Tosny, who took the title de Stafford. It remained in residential use for over 550 years. The keep was rebuilt from 1348 at the command of Ralph Stafford, first earl. The family who, by 1444, had become the Dukes of Buckingham, implemented further repairs, alterations and additions. The castle was substantially dismantled during the Civil War. With the vestiges of a nineteenth-century sham keep surmounting the motte, the castle is promoted today as a visitor attraction and a park for the people of Stafford.
This is the companion and complementary volume to Stafford Castle: Survey Excavation and Research 1978-98. Volume I – The Surveys. Volume II synthesises the results of the principal excavations over fourteen years, dealing with aspects of the medieval castle in the period c1070-1650 and the archaeological value it still retains some 28 years after excavations began. It deals with the excavated structures of four principal sites within the castle, the finds recovered and examines aspects of their place within wider castle studies.
2007 Wilkinson, D. 2007 Objects of Copper Alloy in Stafford Castle Survey, Excavation and Research 1978-1998 Volume II – The Excavations.
2007 Wilkinson, D. 2007 Objects of Worked Bone and Antler in Stafford Castle Survey, Excavation and Research 1978-1998 Volume II – The Excavations.
2007 Wilkinson, D. 2007 Objects of Lead or lead-based Alloys in Stafford Castle Survey, Excavation and Research 1978-1998 Volume II – The Excavations.



2004 The Trust for Wessex Archaeology Ltd, Salisbury 2004 (March) OLDFURNACE COTTAGE AND EASTWALL FARM, OAKAMOOR, STAFFORDSHIRE: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVALUATION AND AN ASSESSMENT OF THE RESULTS, Document Ref. 52568.08, Videotext Communications Ltd
2004 Members involved in the Time Team East Wall Farm, Oakamoor episode (Series 11 Episode 7) filmed 18-20.07.03, transmitted 15.02.04

East Wall Farm, Oakamoor, and the experimental bloomery constructed by members of the Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society.



2003-4, 'Stafford Castle' Castle Studies Group Bulletin Vol. 17 p. 31



2001 Darlington, John, 2001, Stafford Castle: Survey, Excavation and Research 1978-1998 Vol. 1: The Surveys (Stafford: Stafford Borough Council)
2001-2012 John Wilcock was Webmaster of The Amerton Railway. Below are some industrial archaeology artefacts that have been conserved:

The Stowe-by-Chartley Platform Shelter (1880s)
1867 Opening of the Stafford and Uttoxeter line.
1879 Purchased by the Great Northern Railway. Stafford then became the most westerly outpost of King's Cross.

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The original 1880s platform shelter at Stowe-by-Chartley station, in the centre of the photograph

The line was closed from RAF Stafford 16 MU to Bramshall in the 1960s and the track was lifted. The old Great Northern Railway platform shelter is one of Amerton's most important acquisitions, and was generously donated by Mr P. Evans.


2001 The original platform shelter from the Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway at Stowe-by-Chartley station, in undergrowth after the abandonment of the line. The shelter was removed to Amerton in 2001


Delivered to Amerton, the wooden shelter was fully restored and repainted by members of the Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society, while SNGRS members have constructed the foundations and concrete slab. It serves as a museum where some of the smaller items of Staffordshire interest may be displayed

Locomotive Bagnall 1491 of 1897 Isabel:
1897 Constructed at Bagnall's Castle Works, Stafford. Worked at the Cliffe Hill Granite Company of Markfield, Leicestershire
1953 Brought back to Stafford to be restored by Bagnall apprentices, and put on display on a plinth at the Castletown works.
1961 English Electric bought Bagnalls and locomotive construction ceased in Stafford.


1963 Isabel moved to a site in Victoria Park opposite the new (fourth) Railway Station in Stafford, where she was mounted on a plinth. The Deputy Mayor of Stafford, Councillor Rees L. Tyler, a railway signalman, unveiled Isabel and her commemorative plaques on 17 June 1963. The photo gives a panoramic view of Victoria Park, the War Memorial, and Isabel on her plinth in 1964. Image courtesy of Staffordshire Past Track.


1977 Isabel was cosmetically restored at the former Bagnalls' works (now GEC Castle Works) by apprentices in 1977

1983 A small number of local enthusiasts formed the Stafford Narrow Gauge Railway Society Ltd (SNGRS) to complete a thorough restoration of the locomotive back into steam. Agreement was reached with Stafford Borough Council in October 1987 and the rebuilt locomotive was awarded the 1989 Dorothea Award for Conservation and the 1993 British Coal Steam Heritage Award.


1991 The Amerton Railway was constructed as a place to run Isabel. She arrived at Amerton on 26th October 1991 and ran her first revenue earning trains in July 1992.

The Waterhouses Signal Box (1904):

1904 The signal box on a winter's day

The narrow gauge Leek and Manifold Light Railway opened in 1904 and closed in 1937. Waterhouses was the junction station between the standard gauge line from Leekbrook Junction to Caldon Low Quarries and Waterhouses and the narrow gauge line Waterhouses to Hulme End.


1937 Demolition train in 1937 by the signal box


The former signal box in use by a farmer at Wetton

2001 On 10 August 2001 the railway was very fortunate to acquire the Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway/North Staffordshire Railway (The Knotty)/LMS Signal Box from Waterhouses Station. This controlled both the narrow gauge and standard gauge lines at Waterhouses.


The box at its new site at Amerton. It is under restoration, and will house signal and points levers when completed.



2001 John Wilcock took part in the Time Team Blaenafon episode (Series 8 Episode 5 "The Lost Viaduct") transmitted 04.02.01


The Lost Viaduct and the Iron Works at Blaenafon

2001 Wilcock, J.D. 2001 "Stafford Station", in 100 Years of Business in Stafford 1900-2000, Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society, 83-91; 2001 Wilcock, J.D. 2001. "Sister Dora Nursing Home", in 100 Years of Business in Stafford 1900-2000, Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society, 68-72; 2001 Wilcock, J.D. 2001. "Jen Shoes", in 100 Years of Business in Stafford 1900-2000, Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society, 48-50 2001 Wilcock, J.D. 2001; "Co-operative Society", in 100 Years of Business in Stafford 1900-2000, Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society, 14-17

2001 Wilkinson, D. & Darlington, J. 2001 Stafford Castle 1563 to 1998: the Documentary Evidence in Darlington, J. (ed) Stafford Castle Survey, Excavation and Research 1978-1998 Volume I – The Surveys.



2000 Wilcock, J.D. & S. Sanie 2000. "Retrospect on 1970: Looking back on the developments of computing archaeology in Romania since the Mamaia Conference", CAA 96, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, BAR International Series 845, Archaeopress, 157-167



1999 Wilcock, J.D. 1999. "Getting the best fit? 25 years of statistical and other techniques". In Dingwall, L., S. Exon, V. Gaffney, S. Laflin & M. van Leusen (eds), Archaeology in the age of the internet: CAA97, BAR International Series 750, 35-51, ISBN 0 86054 945 3



1998 Wilkinson, D. & McWhirr, A. 1998 Cirencester Anglo-Saxon Church and Medieval Abbey. Cirencester Excavations IV



1997 Members involved in the Time Team Soho Foundry (Smethwick) episode (Series 4 Episode 3) transmitted 19.01.97

Soho Manufactory, Smethwick (Image courtesy of Staffordshire Past Track)



1996-1997 Darlington, John, 1996-97, 'The Stafford Castle Project' Castle Studies Group Newsletter No. 10 p. 37
1996 Wilcock, J.D. 1996. "A description of the display software for Stafford Castle Visitor Centre, UK". In Kamermans, H. & K. Fennema (eds), Interfacing the past: CAA95, Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia, 401-414, ISSN 0169-7447
1996 Wilcock, J.D. 1996. Survey and reconstruction of the North Garden, Castle Bromwich Hall, Report to the Trustees



1995 Wilcock, J.D. 1995. "The incorporation of cluster analysis into multidimensional matrix analysis". In Huggett, J. & N. Ryan (eds), Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 1994, BAR International Series 600, Oxford, 55-62
1995 Wilcock, J.D. 1995. "Analysis of multidimensional matrices for archaeological data". In Wilcock, J.D. & K. Lockyear (eds), Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 1993, BAR International Series 598, Oxford, 191-197
1995 Wilcock, J.D. & K. Lockyear (eds) 1995, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 1993, British Archaeological Reports International Series 598, Tempus Reparatum, Oxford



1994 Fowkes, Dudley Review of Taylor, Sam Smallwood Manor: the history of a Staffordshire estate, Stafford History Journal 19 (1994)
1994 Wilcock, J.D. 1994. "The industrial archaeology of computers and their connections with Staffordshire", Journal of the Staffordshire Industrial Archaeology Society 15 (Silver Jubilee Edition), 55-61, ISSN 0264 7346



1993 Goodwin, L., L. Kelly & J.D. Wilcock, 1993, edited by Corbishley, M. The Roman conquest of Britain, Computer software and teacher's handbook, ISBN 1 85074 450 5, English Heritage, London



This program for English Heritage ran on the BBC Micro, which had a graphics resolution of only 80 x 72 pixels in Teletext Mode. Hence graphics are a bit jagged. Neverthless, the program saw good service in schools for several years, even involving toga evenings (John Wilcock, having a beard, could not be a clean-shaven Roman, so was a Greek Doctor "Demetrius of Alexandria").
1993 Wilcock, J.D. 1993. "The Roman conquest of Britain: A computer-based educational package". In Andresen, J., T. Madsen & I. Scollar (eds), Computing the past: CAA92, Aarhus University Press, Aarhus, 463-469



1992 Darlington, J. 1992, 'Excavation at Stafford Castle' West Midlands Archaeology Vol. 35 p. 46-7
1992 Fowkes, Dudley The Burne Family Papers in the William Salt Library, Stafford History Journal 15 (1992)
1992 Wilcock, J.D. 1992. On the importance of high-level communication formats in world archaeology. In Reilly, P. & S.P.Q. Rahtz (eds), Archaeology and the information age: A global perspective, One World Archaeology 21, Routledge, London and New York, 69-77



1991 Darlington, J. 1991, 'Geophysical Survey at Stafford Castle' West Midlands Archaeology Vol. 34 p. 65-8
1991 Fletcher, M. & G.R. Lock, 1991, "Digging numbers: Elementary statistics for archaeologists", Oxford University Committee for Archaeology, Oxford, distributed by Oxbow Books, Oxford ISBN 0 947816 33 X
1991 Fowkes, Dudley 1991 Tudor Stretton, Stafford History Journal 14 (1991)
1991 Wilkinson, D. 1991 A History of Cirencester Chess Club in Cirencester Miscellany No 2, Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society
1990-1992 David Wilkinson supervised the excavations at Stafford Castle



1990 Fowkes, Dudley 1990 Book Notes, Stafford History Journal 11 (1990)
1990 Wilcock, J.D. 1990. "A critique of expert systems, and their past and present use in archaeology". In Ennals, R. & J.-C. Gardin (eds), Interpretation in the humanities: perspectives from artificial intelligence, LIR Rep. 71, British Library, 130-142
1990 Wilcock, J.D. 1990. "Communication formats in world archaeology", Department of Electronics and Computer Science Technical Report CSTR 90-15, University of Southampton, Southampton, 153-159



1989 Gao, L.M., H.J. Luo & J.D. Wilcock 1989. "The analysis of ancient Chinese pottery and porcelain shapes". In Rahtz, S.P.Q. & J.D. Richards (eds), Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 1989, BAR Int. Ser. 548, BAR, Oxford, 363-374
1989 Wilcock, J.D. 1989. "Over thirty years' application of the computer in archaeology", The Dynamic Text Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 1989, Science and Archaeology 31, ISSN 0586-9668, 35-44
1989 Wilcock, J.D. 1989. "The International Radiocarbon Data Base Commission high-level exchange format". In Maniatis, Y. (ed.), Archaeometry, Proc. 25th Int. Symp., Elsevier, 91-97
1989 Wilcock, J.D. 1989."Computer archaeology in China", Archaeological Computing Newsletter 17 (March 1989), ISSN 0952-3332, 2-7



1988 Gao, L.M., H.J. Luo & J.D. Wilcock 1988. "Ceramic change in Ancient China", Science and Archaeology 30, 15-21
1988 Meeson, Bob 1988 Book Notes, Stafford History Journal 8 (1988)
1988 Wilcock, J.D. 1988. "Past and future directions in archaeological computing". In Slater, E.A. & J.O. Tate (eds), Science and Archaeology, Proc. of a conference at Glasgow, Sep. 1987, BAR British Ser. S196, BAR, Oxford, 497-507
1988 Wilcock, J.D. 1988. "The development of computing in China, and its impact on the study of history, archaeology and ceramics", Science and Archaeology 30, 3-9
1988 Wilkinson, D. 1988 Two Anglo-Saxon Graves at Kemble in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Vol 106
1988 Wilkinson, D. 1988 Archaeological Observations at Tower Street, Cirencester in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Vol 106
1988 Wilkinson, D. 1988 The Roman Quarry at the Querns, Cirencester in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Vol 106



1987 Braithwaite, B. 1987, Ripples of time: An historical journey along the River Sow, Countryside Productions, ISBN 0 86157 249 1
1987 Lock, G.R. & J.D. Wilcock, J.D. 1987. Computer archaeology, ISBN 0 85263 877 9, Shire Publications Ltd, Princes Risborough




1986-1995 Members involved in the West Heslerton Anglo-Saxon cemetery excavations, East Yorkshire, directed by Dominic Powlesland

Open-area excavation of the West Heslerton Anglo-Saxon site
Meeson, Bob 1986 Vernacular Staffordshire, Stafford History Journal 4 (1986)
1986 Otlet, R.L., A.J. Walker, J.D. Wilcock, S.A. Charlesworth & J. Drodge 1986. "Establishment of a working database for the international exchange of 14C data using universal transfer formats", Proc. 12th Int. Radiocarbon Conf., Radiocarbon 28(2A), 781-787
1986 Spicer, R.D. & J.D. Wilcock, J.D. 1986. "Standardisation of word processing for publication: the application of ASPIC in common word processing packages", Computer Applications in Archaeology 1986, University of Birmingham, 21-28



1985 Coombes, T. & J.D. Wilcock, J.D. 1985. "Some further developments in hardware and software for the automatic capture of artefact shapes by television camera", Computer Applications in Archaeology 1985, University of London, 141-151
1985 Wilcock, J.D. 1985. "A review of expert systems, their shortcomings, and their possible applications in archaeology", Computer Applications in Archaeology 1985, University of London, 139-144



1984 Hill, C., 1984, 'Stafford Castle — the development of an amenity' West Midlands Archaeology Vol. 27 p. 122-3
1984 Wilcock, J.D. 1984. Cave archaeology, in Judson, D. (ed.) Caving practice and equipment, Newton Abbot, David and Charles 218-220
1984 Wilkinson, D. 1984 Archaeological Investigations in St Michaels’s Field 1983 in Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society Annual Report and Newsletter No 26



1983-2005 Members involved in the Sutton Hoo excavations directed by Martin Carver

The Sutton Hoo Mounds


A Sutton Hoo "sandman", the body having decayed into a crusty iron stain in the acidic sands

1983 Haigh, J.B. & J.D. Wilcock 1983. "Some further developments of the STRATA System", Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 1983, Bradford, 189-190
1983 Otlet, R.L., A.J. Walker & J.D. Wilcock 1983. "Proposals for a high-level international record structure for radiocarbon databases", 23rd Symposium on Archaeometry 1983, Naples, 122-123
1983 Short, T.D., A.P. Greaves & J.D. Wilcock 1983. "The Harwell Low Level Measurements Laboratory microcomputer network", Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 1983, Bradford, 125-136
1983 Wilcock, J.D. (Chair) 1983. "Data processing". In Blake, H. & P. Davey (eds), Guidelines for the processing and publication of Medieval pottery from excavations, Dir. of Ancient Monuments and Hist. Buildings Occ. Paper 5, 23-34, DoE, London
1983 David Wilkinson took part in excavations at Cirencester, St Michaels Field



1982-2005 Members involved in the Flag Fen excavations directed by Francis Pryor

The Flag Fen site near Peterborough
1982 Coombes, T. & J.D. Wilcock 1982. "A television camera interface for the automatic capture of artefact shapes by microcomputer", Proceedings of the Micro-computer Jamboree 27-33, 22nd Symposium on Archaeometry 1982, Bradford

1982 Wilkinson, D. 1982 Extraction of Stone 1981 Observations in Romano-British Cemeteries at Cirencester Cirencester Excavations II



1981-1982 Hill, C., 1981-2, 'Stafford Castle' CBA Newsletter and Calendar 5 p. 149
1981 Wilcock, J.D. 1981. "STRATA - the microcomputer version", Computer Applications in Archaeology 1981, London, 112-114
1981 Wilcock, J.D. 1981. Computers in archaeological draughtmanship, Technical paper 3, Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors
1981 Wilcock, J.D. 1981. "Word processing and graphics on microcomputers". In Stewart, J.D. (ed.), Microcomputers in archaeology, MDA Occasional paper 4, Museum Documentation Association, Duxford, 65-73
1981 Wilcock, J.D. 1981. "Information retrieval for archaeology" & "Information retrieval applications for archaeology in Britain". In Gaines, S.W. (ed.), Data bank applications in archaeology, University of Arizona Press, 9-14 & 100-122



1980 Celoria, F.S.C., 1980, 'An examination of terminologies for pottery classification in archaeology', Science and Archaeology 22(1908), pp. 35-54
1980-1981 Hill, C., 1980-1, 'Stafford, Staffordshire' CBA Newsletter and Calendar 4 p. 129
1980 Hill, C., 1980, 'Stafford Castle, Staffordshire: excavation and survey at castle and DMV' West Midlands Archaeology Vol. 23 p. 113



1979 Carver, M.O.H., 1979, "Notes on some general principles for the analysis of excavated data", Science and Archaeology 21(1979), pp. 3-14
1979 Celoria, F.S.C., 1979. "The archaeology of some 19th century electric batteries", Science and Archaeology 21(1979), pp. 23-34
1979 Gary Lock took part in the Bath Spring excavation directed by Barry Cunliffe
1979 Wilcock, J.D. 1979. "The computer as an aid in the recording, analysis and publication of tile". In McWhirr, A. (ed.), Roman brick and tile: Studies in manufacture, distribution and use in the Western Empire", BAR International Series 68, 351-362
1979 Wilkinson, D. 1979 Architectural Fragments, in Baker D., Baker E, Hassall J. and Simco A. Excavations in Bedford 1967-1977 Bedfordshire Archaeological JournalVol 13



1978 Wilcock, J.D. 1978 The automated archaeologist, in Computer Applications in Archaeology 1981, Birmingham, University of Birmingham 49-52
1978 Wilkinson, D. & Bunce, L. Excavations on Minchinhampton Common 1975 in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Vol 96



1977 Wilcock, J.D. 1977. "A comparison of classifications of archaeological data", Computer Applications in Archaeology 1977, Birmingham, 55-60
1977 David Wilkinson took part in excavations at the Grove Priory, Bedfordshire



1976 Bishop, S. & J.D. Wilcock 1976. "Archaeological context sorting by computer: the STRATA program", Science and Archaeology 17, 3-12, ISSN 0586-9668
1976 Celoria, F.S.C., 1976 "Techniques of pottery making at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1765", Science and Archaeology 18(1976), pp. 20-24
1976 Celoria, F.S.C., 1976, "Techniques of white salt-glaze stoneware manufacture in North Staffordshire around 1765", Science and Archaeology 18(1976), pp. 25-28
1976 Stanley, J.W., 1976, "A preliminary description of thin sections of some Neolithic stone axes from the London region", Science and Archaeology 18(1976), pp. 3-11
1976 David Wilkinson took part in excavations at Skendleby Long Barrow, Lincolnshire



1975 Celoria, F.S.C. & J.D. Wilcock 1975. "A computer-assisted classification of British Neolithic axes and a comparison with some Mexican and Guatemalan axes", Science and Archaeology 16, 11-29, ISSN 0586-9668
1975 Chantrey, M., F.S.C. Celoria & J.D. Wilcock 1975. "The sorting of archaeological materials by computer and by man: An interdisciplinary study in pottery classification", Science and Archaeology 14, 5-31, ISSN 0586-9668
1975 Fisher, J. 1972, 1975 Journal of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology 9 (1975) p. 241
1975 Shennan, S.J. & J.D. Wilcock 1975. "The computer analysis of pottery shapes with applications to Bell Beaker pottery", Computer Applications in Archaeology 1975, Birmingham, 98-106
1975 Shennan, S.J. & J.D. Wilcock 1975. "Shape and style variation in Central German Bell Beakers: A computer-assisted study", Science and Archaeology 15, 17-31, ISSN 0586-9668
1975 Wilcock, J.D. 1975. "Archaeological context sorting by computer", Computer Applications in Archaeology 1975, Birmingham, 93-97
1975 Wilcock, J.D. 1975. "Presentation of computer classification results: A comparison of graphical methods", Science and Archaeology 15, 32-37, ISSN 0586-9668
1975 David Wilkinson took prt in excavations at West Whelpington Deserted Medieval Village, Northumberland, and at the Cirencester Admirals Walk site



1974 Allsworth-Jones, P. & J.D. Wilcock 1974. "Palaeolithic "leafpoints" - an experiment in taxonomy", Computer Applications in Archaeology 1974, Birmingham, 36-46
1974 Allsworth-Jones, P. & J.D. Wilcock. "A computer-assisted study of European Palaeolithic "leafpoints": Methodology and preliminary results", Science and Archaeology 11, 25-46, ISSN 0586-9668
1974 Shackley, M. & J.D. Wilcock 1974. "Pit sediments at Danebury and the computer", Computer Applications in Archaeology 1974, Birmingham, 82-90 [Analysis of data for Barry Cunliffe]
1974 Wilcock, J.D. 1974. "The PLUTARCH System (Program Library Useful To ARCHaeologists), Computer Applications in Archaeology 1974, 64-68
1974 Wilcock, J.D. 1974. "The facilities of the PLUTARCH System", Science and Archaeology 11, 16-24, ISSN 0586-9668
1974 David Wilkinson took part in excavations at Cirencester on a Roman building adjacent to the Roman Inhumation Site at the Querns



1973 Buckland, P. & J.D. Wilcock 1973. "An experiment in the use of a computer for on-site recording of finds" & "The use of remote terminals for archaeological site records", CAA73, Birmingham, Science and ARchaeology 9, 22-25, ISSN 0586-9668
1973 Francis Celoria moved from Keele to be the Curator of the Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, and there were many projects between Research Centre for Computer Archaeology, Stafford and the Gladstone Pottery Museum after this date.


1973 Celoria, F S C & Kelly, J H 1973 `A post-medieval pottery site with a kiln base found off Albion Square, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England' City of Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society Reports 4

The base of the Albion Kiln, Hanley, dated to the time of Queen Anne. This site was totally excavated, and then the kiln base was reconstructed on a plinth outside the Stoke-on-Trent Museum in Hanley.
1973 Wilcock, J.D. 1973. "Archaeology: Art or Science?", Computing and Computers, PM951 Unit 8, The Open University Press, Milton Keynes, 22-30 and PM951/06 16mm film

This was filmed at the Gerards Bromley site used for the Keele Summer School.
1973 David Wilkinson took part in excavations at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, Milton Keynes Iron Age site, Minchinhampton Common, Gloucestershire (Iron Age site), and at Cirencester, mainly on the Roman Inhumation Cemetery Site at the Querns



1972 Members took part in the Greyfriars excavation run for the Keele Summer School, directed by Francis Celoria

The best-preserved of the 30 skeletons excavated on the Greyfriars site, Stafford.
1972 David Wilkinson took part in excavations at Cirencester on the Roman Inhumation Cemetery Site at the Querns and at Prices Row



1971 Celoria, F.S.C. (writing as Stafford, F.), 1971, "Insects of a Medieval burial", Science and Archaeology 7(1971), pp. 6-10
1971 Celoria, F.S.C., 1971, "Fifty early 19th Century dyestuffs", Science and Archaeology 7(1971), pp. 13-35
1971 Celoria, F.S.C., 1971, "A scientific education for archaeologists", Science and Archaeology 8(1971), pp. 8-13
1971 Celoria, F.S.C., 1971 "Slot-entry pillars and their typology" [pillar post boxes], Science and Archaeology 8(1971), pp. 19-24
1971 Wilcock, J.D. 1971. "Non-statistical applications of the computer in archaeology". In Hodson, F.R., D.G. Kendall & P. Tautu (eds), Mathematics in the archaeological and historical sciences, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 470-481
1971 David Wilkinson took part in excavations at Cirencester, mainly on the Roman Inhumation Cemetery Site at the Querns



1970 Celoria, F.S.C., 1970, "Archaeology", Hamlyn, London, ISBN 0 600 00114 8
1970 Celoria, F.S.C., 1970, "Food and archaeology in Britain 1900-1970", Science and Archaeology 4(1970), pp. 8-14
1970 Wilcock, J.D. 1970. "Some developments in the portrayal of magnetic anomalies by digital incremental plotter", Prospezioni Archeologiche 5, 55-58
1970 Wilcock, J.D. 1970. "Prospecting at South Cadbury: An exercise in computer archaeology", Science and Archaeology 1, 29, ISSN 0586-9668

1970 David Wilkinson took part in excavations at Cirencester, mainly on the Roman Inhumation Cemetery Site at the Querns



1969-1997 Members involved in the Bordesley Abbey excavation directed by Philip Rahtz (1921 - 2011)

Bordesley Abbey, Redditch location and the valley containing the abbey buildings
1969-1988 Members involved in the Danebury excavations directed by Barry Cunliffe


1969 John Wilcock took part in the resistivity survey and excavation of the Thomas Whieldon site at Fenton Vivian

Aerial view of the Fenton Vivian site looking east, with the Stoke workshops of the North Staffordshire Railway Company in the foreground (image courtesy of Google Earth). The Thomas Whieldon factory site, described as being "within a bow-shot of Stoke Church", was eventually found under the railway sidings east of this building, with a marl pit to the north.


"Square array" Martin-Clarke meter resitivity survey of the Fenton Vivian site looking west, with the factory site and Stoke Church in the background.

1969 Wilcock, J.D. 1969. "Computer analysis of proton magnetometer readings from South Cadbury 1968 - A long-distance exercise", Prospezioni Archeologiche 4, 85-93
1969 Wilcock, J.D. 1969. "Computer applications in archaeology", Abstracts of Symposium Papers, BCS Datafair 69, The British Computer Society
1969 Wilcock, J.D. 1969. Computers and Camelot. South Cadbury, an exercise in computer archaeology, Spectrum, British Science News 60, 7-9 [This publication explains geophysical work at South Cadbury for Leslie Alcock, and what may be the world first transmission of archaeological data by computer]



1968-1969 John Wilcock: Proton gradiometer survey for Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society and Francis Celoria at Hulton Abbey. A resistivity meter survey also located most of the column bases from the nave of the church. Excavations continued until 1994.

A proton gradiometer constructed in an ex-silk mill in Leek being used on the Hulton Abbey site.
1968 John Wilcock took part in the BBC "Ground Level" programme (resistivity meter on archaeological site) 12.01.1968
1968 Wilcock, J.D. 1968. "A comparison of computer graphic techniques for the automatic reduction of archaeometric field observations", Prospezioni Archeologiche 3, 87-90



1967 John Wilcock took part in the Hill Top Pottery, Burslem site, which found wasters from 1790s slipwares

The demolished Hill Top Pottery at Burslem (image courtesy of Staffordshire Past Track), and some slip ware wasters being excavated



1966-1970 John Wilcock involved with geophysical survey and computer processing/transmission for the South Cadbury excavations directed by Leslie Alcock





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