Our in-house archaeological team complements our range of services by researching, recording, and conserving historically significant data and finds.  The projects we manage range from large-scale excavations for developers and statutory bodies, to small-scale investigations for private individuals and maintaining a 'watching brief' during groundwork.

Our highly experienced team has considerable knowledge of diverse archaeological and historical periods and environments.  We have excellent working relationships with local planners, which allows us to apply that knowledge for the benefit of our customers.  The services we offer include:


  • Archaeological management services for construction projects, including environmental / archaeological impact assessments, advice on mitigation techniques, and comprehensive management plans
  • Planning advice to assist with planning applications and applications for listed building consent
  • Auditing of policies relating to archaeology and historic conservation
  • Conservation Area appraisals
  • Desk-based surveys and research, including analysis of aerial photographs
  • Development of conservation plans for historic buildings, estates, cemeteries, and churches
  • Site evaluations, fieldwalking, historic building surveys, and topographical / geophysical surveys
  • Watching briefs for groundworks
  • On-site excavation and trial trenching to record evidence and provide data for interpretation
  • Geological / deposit modelling to place finds in a wider context
  • Identification, investigation, and conservation of archaeological finds.

The findings of our investigation and analysis are presented in comprehensive reports.  Our specialists have the skills to supplement the data with photographs, plans, and artistic illustrations.  All location information is provided in a GIS-compatible format.  In addition, we can produce high quality brochures, leaflets, and other materials for use in public relations.  We take part in heritage education programmes for our customers, and can arrange talks and lectures that include hands-on experience of how professional archaeologists carry out a range of projects.

For further details and to see our enviable record of academic publication spanning thirty years, please see the NAU Archaeology website. NAU Archaeology are members of the Institute for Archaeologists.