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2011, Wessex Archaeology, Wrecks at Sea

2011, Wessex Archaeology, Wrecks at Sea

Topic categories:


Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved


Marine Aggregate

Collection date:

Jan 2011 - Jan 2011


Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF)

Publication date:

May 2021


Wessex Archaeology




There is potential for the discovery of shipwrecks dating back to the Mesolithic (over
10,000 years ago), and for aircraft crash sites from the last century. These wrecks can
provide fascinating insights into trade, communication, combat, technology, economics
and many other aspects of life and society. However, their location on the seabed
leaves them vulnerable to impact from development activities such as aggregate
dredging. Since its inception in 2002, the Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund
(MALSF) has proactively addressed issues around seabed impact, and has provided
funding for a vast range of projects designed to lessen the impact of aggregate dredging
on shipwrecks and aircraft crash sites. This volume explores these exciting projects
within the context of marine historic environment research over the last decade, and
illustrates how the projects not only promote best practice for the aggregate industry
but are also accessible and relevant to a much wider audience.