Environmental Archaeology

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Cost-effective environmental analysis


What is Environmental Archaeology?

On site archaeological investigations almost always require a programme of palaeoenvironmental sampling and analysis. Samples of soil and other material are taken during intrusive fieldwork and can provide further information about a site. One of the major objectives of archaeological investigation is to characterise past activities and land use. Information gathering from environmental data helps to do that.

A well-planned environmental programme is imperative for effective analysis and interpretation, and ultimately, for the removal of archaeological planning conditions.

How is it done?

L ā€“ Pā€™s archaeo-environmental provision enables tight control of project timetables, quality of sampling and choice of specialist. This leads to clear advance budgets, and high quality project work.

Our English Heritage approved Intelligent Environmental Sampling Policy ensures smooth cooperation between field staff and specialists and close coordination with the local authority. Through the process we can maximise result while minimising costs.

When do you need it?

A local authority advisor may request a defined paleoenvironmental strategy as part of a Written Scheme of Investigation ahead of evaluation or excavation.