Usually notified as a condition attached to a planning-consent, Archaeological Excavation is required when the site is known to have some form of potential. This results in a programme of controlled, ground intrusive fieldwork with defined research objectives and tightly governed processes in relation to the investigation, recording and interpretation of below ground archaeological remains within a site.
The records compiled, and objects gathered during fieldwork, are subsequently studied and the results of that analysis published in detail appropriate to the Project Design. Archaeological Excavation is often termed ‘Preservation by Record’ and is usually the final stage of mitigation for a site. AB Heritage works with a small group of trusted and audited Archaeological Contractors to undertake these forms of on-site works.