Archaeological Fieldwork is sometimes the only way to gauge accurately what is going on beneath the ground. Depending on the nature of the site and the development proposals Archaeological Fieldwork can take the form of Geophysical Survey, Archaeological Trench Evaluation, Historic or Archaeological Building Recording and sometimes, Excavation of Remains. Often such works are required as pre-determination actions to inform the Local Authority planning decision, sometimes Archaeological Fieldwork is required as a Planning Condition. Whatever the circumstance, Archaeological Fieldworks will always need to be defined and detailed in a Written Scheme of Investigation, which must conform to the latest Standard and Guidance. AB Heritage consultants have many years’ experience in the design and management of Archaeology Fieldworks. Early professional assessment can help to limit works to be undertaken in order to keep costs and project delays to a minimum.