Trench evaluations are a means of assessing the presence of archaeological remains on a site by a limited amount of fieldwork – usually on a specific proportion of the proposed site.
BUARC provide a wide range of evaluation methods including field walking, metal detecting, geophysical survey, test pitting and trial trenching.
Our team of field archaeologists have a wide experience of carrying out archaeological evaluations, and we specialise in providing an efficient, cost-effective plan of works.
We liaise with Local Planning Authority Archaeologists to determine a methodology and scope on your behalf, on many types of projects.
Archaeological evaluations are suitable for a wide variety of projects including:
- road schemes
- pipeline schemes
- housing developments
- solar and wind farms
- mineral extraction
- rural developments
- cemetery extensions
- research projects
The results of evaluation projects are used to provide our clients with the best information possible on the presence and extent of archaeological remains. The information can be used in the formulation and design of development master plans and to advise on the possible requirement for further archaeological investigation prior to development.