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2006, Scira Offshore Energy Ltd., Sheringham Shoal Offshore Windfarm, Environmental Statement, Appendix 15.1

2006, Scira Offshore Energy Ltd., Sheringham Shoal Offshore Windfarm, Environmental Statement, Appendix 15.1

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Description

This project examines the archaeological surveys undertaken by Wessex Archaeology at the site of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.The archaeological recording and sampling was conducted between the 31st October and the 8th November 2005 at Wessex Archaeology. Twenty vibrocores containing material of archaeological interest were split, recorded and sampled. The recording and archaeological description of the cores enabled the archaeological potential of the area to be determined the results of which can be summarised as follows:
• The sedimentary sequence is typical of the Southern North Sea.
• Cretaceous and Pleistocene sediments are overlain by Holocene age
clays, silts, sands and peat.
• The upper part of the sequence is Recent seabed sediments of sand and
gravel.
Stage 3 palaeo-environmental assessment of a limited number of samples is recommended in order to establish the archaeological potential of the alluvial and terrestrial sediment sequences encountered. The archaeological assessment of further geotechnical investigations undertaken as part of the pre-construction phase of the scheme is recommended where warranted.

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Stage 2 Archaeological recording and sampling of vibrocores, Report