An Archaeological Investigation or Excavation is usually notified as a condition attached to a planning-consent. It is required when the site is known to have some form of potential. This results in a programme of archaeological works (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). You may like to visit this page for information on Written Scheme of Investigation.
The records compiled, and objects gathered during fieldwork, are studied and the results of that analysis published as appropriate to the Project Design. Archaeological Excavation is often termed ‘Preservation by Record’ and is usually the final stage of mitigation. AB Heritage works with a small group of trusted and audited Archaeological Contractors to undertake these forms of on-site works.