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Department of Archaeology: Archaeological Services

Excavation and watching briefs

We conduct archaeological excavations and schemes of archaeological monitoring (watching briefs) as mitigation schemes once planning permission has been granted.

Our excavations are tightly timetabled to facilitate the developer’s programme.

Monitoring schemes are conducted as alternatives, where any archaeological remains encountered during the developer’s groundworks can be recorded as the development takes place.

For further information contact:

Daniel Still
Project Co-ordinator
Archaeological Services
Durham University
Green Lane
tel 0191 334 1121
fax 0191 334 1126

Archaeological monitoring during repaving works in Durham Market Place, which uncovered bones from 174 people from the 18th century. Their remains have been reburied in a cemetery elsewhere.