ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION

Further archaeological investigation including strip-map-and-record, or full archaeological excavation will be required on either a known site of archaeological significance – which can be based on documentary evidence and/or geophysical survey and lidar data – or if significant archaeological finds are discovered unexpectedly during a Watching Brief. Full excavations will require more resources in fieldwork, post-excavation analysis of artefacts and soil samples, and in reporting.

Archaeological programmes of work should be thought of as sequential staged programmes, with in many cases evaluation as the initial stage, progressing to watching brief or full area stripping, then to full excavation. In cases where the site is not considered to have high archaeological potential, the evaluation stage may be sidestepped altogether. The condition can be discharged at any of these stages without any further work required on the site, if there is no archaeology observed, or sites with sparse archaeology that can be mitigated with limited investigation.

 

CONTRACTOR

SERVICES 

WRITTEN

SCHEME

 

OF

INVESTIGATION

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL

WATCHING 

 

BRIEF

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL

EVALUATION

HISTORIC

 

BUILDING

 

RECORDING

 

Office addresses:

7 Unity Street

Bristol

BS1 5HH

Wellington

Herefordshire

HR4 8AT

Company Number 11286125

07930 804921