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Department of Archaeology: Archaeological Services

Excavation & monitoring

Where important archaeological remains have been identified during evaluation works, and their preservation cannot be accomodated by the development proposal, they are often recorded by excavation.

Our Excavation Management System has been designed to minimise the time spent on site to accomodate the development programme. We maximise the integration of our on site recording and sampling techniques with our in-house post-excavation facilities.

archaeologist monitoring a jcb on a road-widening scheme

Archaeological monitoring

As an alternative to excavation, schemes of archaeological monitoring during the developer's groundworks can be agreed with the planning authorities. These allow for the small-scale recording of remains that may be uncovered by chance, whilst limiting disruption to the development programme.

For further information contact us on

0191 334 1121

 

archaeological.services@durham.ac.uk

excavation of brick kilns