We provide specialist archaeological services focusing on geoarchaeolgy and archaeological geophysics, working to guidelines issued by Historic England and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
Geoarchaeological desk-based assessment and deposit modelling:
Geoarchaeology provides a landscape-centred assessment of palaeoenvironmental and archaeological potential and can be key in identifying archaeological risk to a project at an early stage. Deposit modelling increasingly plays an important role in predicting areas of high potential which need further investigation.
Terrestrial geophysical survey:
Geophysical surveys are a cost-effective and non-intrusive method of assessing archaeological potential for planning requirements. We can provide small scale geophysical surveys using magnetic (gradiometer) and resistivity (earth resistance) techniques.
Watching briefs are carried out while groundworks are underway and ensure archaeological remains are identified, investigated and recorded prior to development. A watching brief is often a planning condition on sites that have demonstrated archaeological potential through previous investigation.