Category Archives: Historic environment

The historic environment – choosing a good consultant (part 2)

Archaeological-services for construction developers

In this, the second part of “Choosing a good consultant” Commercial Archaeology’s Helen Martin-Bacon continues to highlight things that a developer should consider before searching for a Historic Environment Consultant. Qualities you should expect – part two The article is of course biased towards what I believe on a personal and professional level makes a good […]

The historic environment – choosing a good consultant (part 1)

Archaeological services - how to select them

There are a number of important points that a developer should consider with regard to commissioning archaeology and heritage consultants. Helen Martin-Bacon, of Commercial Archaeology in this first part of a two part article, guides clients through some of the pitfalls and demonstrates what to look out for… Qualities you should expect – part one […]

Geophysical survey detects possible archaeological remains

Geophysical survey detects possible archaeological remains

Commercial Archaeology reported recently on a programme of upcoming archaeological investigations in the churchyard at the Grade I listed church of St. Michael and All Angels in Penkridge, South Staffordshire. Archaeological investigations begin at St. Michael and All Angels, Staffordshire » Given the great antiquity of the site as an ecclesiastical centre dating back to the […]

Eight ways to spot a bad heritage and archaeology consultant

How to spot a bad Heritage Archaeology consultant

Helen Martin-Bacon of Commercial Archaeology has added a third article to accompany her recent pieces The historic environment – choosing a good consultant part one and part two.

Procuring an archaeological contractor – how to avoid the pitfalls (part 2)

Archaeological contractor procurement

Beware of commissioning on price alone… Part two of a two part article by Helen Martin-Bacon of Commercial Archaeology. Read Procuring an archaeological contractor – how to avoid the pitfalls (part 1) » From the development perspective there is an understandable imperative to control costs at all stages of a proposed project but particularly at application […]