Archaeological Excavation

ExcavationArchaeological excavation usually takes place as the result of an imposed Planning Condition by a Local Authority.

An excavation usually occurs due the the detection of preserved archaeological remains during the evaluation process, or as the result of significant remains being uncovered during a Watching Brief and is used as a mitigation strategy to deal with the archaeological remains present before the development proceeds.

Usually, a mechanical excavator will remove the modern overburden from the investigation area under archaeological supervision. Once the archaeological remains are detected, the remainder will be excavated by hand and recorded. An excavation scheme will usually also require specialist analysis such as environmental sample analysis, pottery analysis etc. A client will be provided with a list of all specialists utilised by us in this process.

Excavation may also produce the need for publication (again usually a Planning Condition) which Vindomora Solutions Ltd undertake in-house.

Vindomora Solutions Ltd offer a full excavation and publication service, calling on a number of specialists (where required) to make sure the work is completed as soon as possible to the highest quality in order to inform the planning process.

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Instagram here we come


As a few if you are aware, we’ve had an Instagram account for some time now but have failed to really use it. Having now discovered the joys of Instagram through the PC desktop I’m pleased to announce that we’ve started to put our ‘historical’ working shots on Instagram for your enjoyment/bemusement/amusement.

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Late prehistoric pit, Northumberland

Late prehistoric pit

Here’s a nice (if I do say so myself) 3-D model of a 0.9m diameter pit uncovered during an evaluation in Northumberland during the summer of 2019. The pit is likely late prehistoric in origin with at least two periods of use.

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2nd floor Prospect House
Prospect Business Park
Valley View
County Durham DH8 7PW

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Registered in England & Wales

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