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Department of Archaeology: Archaeological Services

Desk-based assessment

archaeologist looking at historic maps

Desk-based assessments are a quick and cost-effective way of establishing the potential archaeological resource of a proposed development area.

Information from all available archaeological and historical records, old maps, aerial photographs and borehole logs is collected and synthesised to determine the potential impact of the proposed development.

A desk-based assessment can be used to design a mitigation strategy, which can avoid costs and delays later in the project.

For further information contact us on

0191 334 1121

archaeological.services@durham.ac.uk

historic map of the Durham peninsula