Digging and Monitoring: Archaeological Services

Full archaeological support for all of your evaluation, excavation and monitoring scheme (watching brief) needs. The services in this category that you are most likely to require are the following:

Archaeological Monitoring (Watching Brief):

Watching briefs and monitoring schemesArchaeological monitoring requires the attending archaeologist to provide a ‘watching brief’ on groundworks or historic building renovations, recording any remains or features of interest uncovered.

See our Watching Brief page for more details.


Archaeological Evaluation and Test-pitting:

Evaluation and test-pittingAn archaeological evaluation usually takes place in the pre-determination or pre-application stage of a planning application and involves the excavation of trenches or test-pits to evaluate the presence and condition of archaeological remains in the proposed development area. If sufficiently preserved remains are found with the trial holes, the Local Authority may impose an archaeological excavation or simply a watching brief/monitoring scheme as a Planning condition.

See our Evaluation and Test-pitting page for more information.

Archaeological Excavation:

ExcavationArchaeological excavation usually takes place as a Planning Condition (usually decided upon after an evaluation) and involves the large scale excavation and recording of archaeological remains before development can proceed.

See our Excavation page for more information.


Community Archaeological Projects:

Community ProjectsAs well as planning condition work, Vindomora Solutions Ltd also aid community archaeology groups with specialist advice and supervision.

See our Community Archaeology page for more information.