Commercial excavations have begun at Prescot Street, and ARK is central to the ongoing digital outreach efforts at the site. This is one of the first commercial projects to use ARK in tandem with outreach efforts and gives a good indication of the flexibility of the system.
The digital project at Prescot was always founded around the idea of publishing “raw” data as openly and quickly as possible as a way to promote collaboration and comment. The database is live online as the project progresses. In the spirit of deep mapping, this is an unfinished work. Observations and interpretations are added everyday, gradually building up a coherent body of data about what has been dug. The data is all put online via the ARK recording kit.
Read more about the project at the dedicated Project Website.