Archaeological evaluation / Archaeological test-pitting
Archaeological evaluation (trenching)
Archaeological evaluation involves quite literally evaluating the presence, nature and preservation of archaeological remains within a development area. Archaeological evaluation usually occurs in the pre-
The results of the evaluation decides the level of mitigation (if any) that will be imposed as a planning condition on the site in question.
Often, these trenches are excavated in the first instance by a mechanical excavator, such as a JCB, under archaeological supervision. The archaeologists then take over with hand tools as soon as the first archaeological horizon is uncovered.The trenches are cleaned, features investigated and in some cases environmental samples taken and artefacts sent to specialists where necessary.
Where working space is restricted or only small areas of excavation required by the Local Authority, archaeological test-
Where possible, test-
Vindomora Solutions Ltd offer a full evaluation and test-