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Archaeological Field Unit: archaeological services for developers

Southampton City Council's Archaeology Unit conducts archaeological work in Southampton and the surrounding area on sites of all periods and all types. We offer a comprehensive and affordable solution to meet developers needs. We undertake field surveys, desk-top assessments, evaluation excavations, watching briefs, monument and building recording, consultancy, research, display work and site presentation.

Archaeology Unit

Services Offered by the Unit

We have extensive knowledge of the area and have been working with developers since 1992.

You may need a desk-top study, a field survey, or an evaluation prior to submitting an application, or a watching brief, excavation or building survey as a condition of your planning permission. We can carry them out quickly and efficiently.

If you want to make the most of the archaeology of your site we have experience in display work and site presentation.

  • Archaeological consultancy and advice

  • Preliminary site assessments

  • Site evaluations

  • Watching briefs on construction sites

  • Small-scale and large rescue excavations

  • Site display schemes

  • Landscape and archaeological surveys

  • Academic and popular publications of research

  • Graphics and displays

Use a professionally trained and qualified archaeologist. Beware of imitations!

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