Efficiently recording and removing archaeology to make way for development


What is Archaeological Excavation?

The physical component is an intrusive programme of controlled fieldwork with specific research objectives to examine the archaeological remains and features of a site. Open excavation is used as a method of ‘preservation by record’, providing a comprehensive picture of how the site developed. This is documented through photographs, drawings and written reports.

How is Excavation done?

Before the archaeological field team begin on site, L – P work with clients to assess the scope and ensure smooth project management across all connected processes.

Our experience and service includes:

  • Pre-excavation planning (budget & timetable)
  • Producing successful work methodology (WSI)
  • Negotiating with local authority
  • Coordinating with schemes of work and contractors
  • Providing and supervising an efficient archaeological field team

We take an integrated, methodical approach to excavation and recording. Once work is complete, you will receive a comprehensive written, drawn and photographic archive. All projects are carried out following IFA and SCAUM codes of conduct.

When do you need an Archaeological Excavation?

Excavation is only required as part of planning consent when ‘significant’ archaeology has been identified on the site. It would take place after evaluation, when further site information is required. Excavation is part of an overall programme of archaeological investigation, which may begin with a desk based assessment (DBA)