A Comprehensive range of archaeological, heritage and historical services in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset

  

Commonly recommended for any site that shows potential for archaeological features via the use of non-intrusive archaeological techniques, this technique of investigation takes the form of machine-dug trenches typically covering 2-10% of the site’s area. Any archaeology that is revealed during this process is excavated and recorded sufficiently to understand it. The Historic Environment Service of the relevant planning authority may recommend further works on the basis of these results.