Category Archives: Trial trenching

Staffordshire – Archaeological investigations begin at St. Michael and All Angels

geophysical survey and trial trenching at St. Michael and All Angels

Geophysical survey and trial trenching to begin St. Michael and All Angels is a beautiful Grade I listed Church located in Penkridge, South Staffordshire. Report 2: Geophysical survey detects possible archaeological remains » The site of the current church is of great antiquity and the first church was probably founded in the 10th century and may […]

Procuring an archaeological contractor – how to avoid the pitfalls (part 1)

Archaeological contractors pitfall - guide for developers

Advice for developers: beware of the cheap quotation… Part one of a two part article by Helen Martin-Bacon of Commercial Archaeology. Procuring an archaeological contractor – how to avoid the pitfalls (part 2) » At some point in time most individuals or organisations involved in development, whether they are developers, architects, planners or strategic land managers have […]

Trial trenching pros and cons

Trial trenching pros and cons

The importance of early engagement with the the Local Planning Authority There are pros and cons attached to trial trenching as with any other archaeological evaluation technique. The pros are that from the developer’s perspective trial trenching can be a way of establishing the significance of any archaeological remains within the area of the scheme […]